State police have arrested two people who they said were trying to sell stolen firearms, including an assault weapon.
Police said a state trooper “developed information” that Chaz J. St. George, 25, of Griswold, a convicted felon who should not have weapons, and a woman were looking to sell AR-15-style rifles that were in the car they were driving.
Police approached the St George and Falicia Viscione, 20, of Montville, as they were walking to a car on Thursday and determined that two rifles were in the back passenger compartment of the car, according to a news release from state police.
One of the rifles was an assault rifle, state police said.
St. George and Viscione had allegedly taken them from one of her acquaintances without the person knowing, according to police.
Troopers took St. George and Viscione into custody.
Both were charged with firearms trafficking, possession of an assault weapon, weapons in a vehicle and stealing a firearm.
St. George was also charged with two counts of sale/transfer of an assault weapon. He was held on $100,000 bond and is due in court in Norwich today.
Visicone was also charged with one count of sale/transfer of an assault weapon, conspiracy/discussion/intent/act toward commission of a crime and attempt to commit a crime.
She was released on a non-surety bond and is due in court in Norwich on April 17.
State police ask anyone with information to call Troop E in Montville at 860-848-6500.