Scotty McCreery cited for having gun, ammo at RDU
Posted July 21
Morrisville, N.C. — Garner native and country music singer Scotty McCreery was cited last week after he was found in possession of a gun and ammunition at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
According to an incident report, McCreery tried to bring a 9 mm Smith & Wesson through an airport security checkpoint on July 13 on a flight to Nashville, Tennessee.
McCreery told authorities he went to a firing range before going to the airport and forgot to remove the weapon from his backpack.
Five bullets were found in the magazine, along with two boxes of ammunition.
McCreery was cited with a concealed weapon permit violation and was released. He was not arrested.
Authorities said that cases similar to these have been dismissed upon compliance with FAA fines and gun safety training.
According to a Wake County Assistant District Attorney, because he has a carry conceal permit, he will likely receive a letter from the Federal Aviation Administration, along with a $1,500 fine. Once he pays the fine, the charges will likely be dropped.