Traffic Stop Yields Gun and Drugs

Officers from the MPD’s Gang Intervention Team (GIT) stopped a vehicle last night at the intersection of Dowling Avenue North and Xerxes Avenue North at approximately 8:00 p.m., for several traffic violations.

The vehicle had dark tinted windows and was also driving without headlights.  The window tint on a vehicle must not exceed 50% under state law and all vehicle must operate with their headlights on during inclement weather.

The vehicle was searched after officers were able to smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Three adults males were arrested after a handgun and marijuana were found inside the vehicle.  Two of the three males are convicted felons and the third doesn’t have a permit to carry a firearm. 

Investigators collected DNA from the arrested males and the investigation will continue while they await the test results. Case Number 17-102983. There is no further information available at this time.   

Great work by the GIT Officers!gun