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Man arrested for meth, unlicensed weapon

Police arrested a 31-year-old man Saturday afternoon for possession of meth and an having an unlicensed handgun.

Police responded to an anonymous call to an apartment complex at 512 W. Hays Ct., Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Ben Burnes said.

“They out here with guns,” the caller said before hanging up.

One officer saw at the scene a man later identified as Regginal Perry walking between apartment buildings, Burnes said. Perry dropped something on the ground as he walked. Later, police found a handgun in the spot where Perry had dropped the item.

After talking to witnesses, police interviewed Perry. He told police he was in the area where the gun was found earlier that day when he drove to the apartment complex and saw people arguing and “bumping guns.” He said he drove his car away from the area and walked back to the complex.

When police asked Perry who had dropped the gun on the ground, Burnes said Perry himself matched the description of the man he described. He then asked for his lawyer.

Police found meth hidden in Perry’s underwear after a search. He also did not have a license for a handgun. Police obtained a warrant for a DNA sample to match Perry’s DNA with fingerprints found on the gun.

Perry was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, having a handgun without a license and resisting law enforcement. He also had two active warrants for aggravated battery and driving while suspended.

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