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Drugs, cash, automatic weapon magazine seized in Brookline traffic stop


MANSFIELD, Mass. ( -- A 23-year-old Mansfield man is facing charges after police said they found nearly $10,000 worth of marijuana and an automatic weapon magazine inside his car during a traffic stop.

Brookline police say officers pulled Michael Simeone over just before 4:30 p.m. Friday on Washington Street for an expired inspection sticker. Officer said they noticed evidence suggesting marijuana was in the car during the stop.

During a search of the car, investigators said they found over a pound of hashish and an automatic weapon magazine with nine rounds of nine millimeter ammunition in it. Investigators also said they seized a grinder, two cell phones, $1,900 in cash, and a smaller package of marijuana.

Simeone was charged with possession of ammunition, possession of a Class C substance, and possession of a Class C substance with intent to distribute.