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Report: Rock Hill mother searching son’s room finds sawed-off shotgun

A Rock Hill mother searching her son’s bedroom, because she noticed he smelled of marijuana, found a sawed-off shotgun under his bed, according to Rock Hill Police.

The woman told officers Wednesday that she was searching her son’s bedroom at her home because of him “smelling of marijuana” a few days earlier, according to a police report. While searching the room, she lifted his bed and found a gun underneath it.

The woman wrapped the gun in a towel and brought it to the Rock Hill Law Center, police say. An officer examined the gun, which was lying on the back floorboard of her car, and determined it was a sawed-off shotgun.

The barrel had been cut down, and the stock was also cut off with black electrical tape wrapped around the portion that had been cut, the report states. The serial number “and any identifying markings” had been filed off.

Investigators obtained warrants for unlawful possession of a sawed-off shotgun and unlawful possession of a firearm with serial number removed, which as of Thursday had not been served, according to police.

The report does not indicate the age of the woman’s son.

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala

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