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Swampscott Police arrest three men on several firearms charges

SWAMPSCOTT Three men were arrested early Sunday morning after officers found them sleeping in a car with a trunk full of firearms.

Swampscott police officers came across a car stopped at a traffic light for several cycles at 5:57 a.m. Sunday, said Lt. Thomas Stephens. Officers approached the car and found three men asleep, including the operator at the wheel, and had to knock on the front window for 20 seconds before they woke up. 

The operator and two passengers were reported as under the influence of alcohol and were deemed unable to drive, said Stephens. Given the car had to be towed, officers made a routine inventory search, to make sure a…

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