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2 NC women arrested after police find loaded gun during traffic stop in Otego

Associated Press

New York State Police in Oneonta arrested two women during a traffic stop in Otego Monday, after finding a loaded firearm in the vehicle.

Posted: Aug 20, 2020 2:15 PM
Updated: Aug 20, 2020 2:19 PM

OTEGO, N.Y. – New York State Police in Oneonta arrested two women during a traffic stop in Otego Monday, after finding a loaded firearm in the vehicle.

Mia E. Lowry, 22, of Pembroke, N.C., was stopped for a traffic infraction in I-88, when troopers say they smelled marijuana in the vehicle, and saw a one-and-a-half-month-old child sitting on the lap of the front-seat passenger, 26-year-old Christy R. Holden, of Lumberton N.C.

Upon further investigation, troopers found Lowry with a loaded handgun.

Lowry is charged with criminal possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.

Holden was also charged with reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.

Both women were arraigned virtually.

Lowry was remanded to the Otsego County jail on $500 cash bail, and Holden was released on her own recognizance.

Both are scheduled to return to Otego court on Sept. 17.

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