A Kanawha County man was arrested and is facing gun and drug charges after a traffic stop in St. Albans last night.
Michael Kenney, 41, of St. Albans, was charged with two felony counts of possession of drugs with the intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of a firearm and a charge of driving on a revoked license, according to a news release from the St. Albans Police Department.
Officer P.A. Bass spotted Kenney driving just before 9 p.m. near Claremont Avenue and Spruce Street, the news release states. Because of previous contacts with Kenney, Bass knew he did not have a valid license, and so initiated a traffic stop.
After being arrested on suspicion of driving on a revoked license, Sgt. M.A. Gilbert found suspected meth and some pills believed to be Oxycodone and Alprazolom, the news release states.
When Kenney's son was getting items out of the car so it could be towed, a gun was found, according to the news release. Since Kenney has been convicted of multiple felonies, he is prohibited by state and federal law from possessing a firearm.
Kenney was taken to the South Central Regional Jail.