ITHACA, N.Y. — A Brooktondale man who had an arrest warrant is facing felony charges after Ithaca police report finding multiple weapons in his vehicle.

At about 2:07 a.m. Friday on the 100 block of Dryden Road, police say and officer recognized a man who had an arrest warrant.

Police confirmed the man was Michael J. Mahool, 38, of Brooktondale. While speaking to Mahool, police say they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. Mahool was secured in police custody after the officer confirmed the warrant. Mahool was transported to the Ithaca Police Department for booking and his vehicle was towed to IPD headquarters for processing.

Inside the vehicle, police report finding a loaded .22 caliber handgun, a spare magazine for the handgun, a loaded .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle and a marijuana. The serial number on the handgun was defaced, police said.

Mahool has been charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana.

According to Ithaca City Court, the arrest warrant was for failing to show up to court for an unlawful possession of marijuana charge.

Mahool was remanded to the Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond for the weapons charges and $100 cash bail or $200 bond in regards to the arrest warrant.

Kelsey O'Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor.