Police in Brooklyn Find Loaded Gun Hidden in Fake Bible

Brooklyn Police Find Loaded Gun Hidden in Fake Bible
Police found a gun hidden in a fake Bible
Courtesy NYPD 70th Precinct

08/13/2015 AT 08:15 PM EDT

Police officers in Brooklyn discovered a loaded pistol hidden inside a fake Bible after stopping a car in East Flatbush, New York, on Monday.

Officers with the NYPD's 70th precinct discovered the weapon after they pulled over a car at 2 a.m. for having tinted windows. When officers approached the 2012 Toyota Corolla they detected a strong odor of marijuana in the car and noticed a lit marijuana cigarette and two open bottles of alcohol, police said.

A further search of the car revealed a leather-bound lockbox disguised as a King James Bible with the words "Contains both the old & new testaments" printed on its cover. Inside the case was a loaded Glock semi-automatic handgun, 10 bullets and a magazine.

Deshawn Thompson, 24, and 32-year-old Andre Allen face charges that include unlawful possession of marijuana, police said.

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