Off duty law enforcement alarmed by gunmen

📸 Warren Police Department photo

WARREN — Marijuana, a shooting range, and off-duty officers combined for a pair of arrests on Sunday.

According to the Warren Police Department, Nathan Smith of Cherry Valley and Thomas Gallagher of Worcester were arrested after allegedly smoking marijuana before heading to a local shooting range.

An off-duty officer from the Warren Police Department and an off-duty Massachusetts State Trooper were at the shooting range when police attest they observed Gallagher and Smith acting oddly.

The off-duty officers called in local police “After a few questions, present odor of marijuana and other things didn’t seem right,” according to a release issued by the Warren Police Department on Sunday night. After further investigation Gallagher and Smith were arrested by on-duty officers.

Gallagher was charged with carrying a firearm while under the influence of a Class D drug; possession of a loaded firearm without a license to carry; possession of a large capacity firearm; possession of ammunition without a license to carry; and six counts of possession of a large capacity feeding device.

Smith was charged with possession of a large capacity firearm; possession of a loaded firearm without a license to carry; possession of ammunition without a license to carry; illegal transport into the Commonwealth; possession of a firearm while under the influence of drugs; and four counts of possession of a large capacity feeding device. Smith was held on $25,000 bail, according to police.

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