Tuesday, March 08, 2005

She's probably holding it for someone else.

A Springfield woman who began lobbying against gun violence after her son was shot to death in 2002 was arrested last week when police allegedly found an illegal gun and drugs in her home. Annette "Flirty" Stevens, however, said Monday she's innocent, and the arrest is an attempt by police to get her to give up information about unsolved crime in the city.

The handgun, which had a scratched-off serial number, and drugs allegedly were discovered Friday morning inside Stevens' home in the 2500 block of South 15th Street. Authorities said they obtained a search warrant for the residence as part of an ongoing investigation of a recent series of drive-by shootings. No one has been hurt in the gunplay.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted in the search.

Although police declined to get into specifics, Stevens has a "close connection" with one of two feuding groups involved in the shootings, Lt. Rickey Davis said Monday.
Flirty's situation may or may not run askew of the mission of the Million Mom March:
...dedicated to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in their communities.
No word from Flirty on whether her possession of an illegal (serial number defaced) handgun and mind-altering illegal drugs jive with their mission.

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