KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) - A traffic stop led to the arrest of a Kalamazoo resident and the seizure of heroin, marijuana, a loaded handgun and money from the vehicle.
Officers from the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety pulled over the vehicle due to defective equipment at 10:58 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of W. North Street. Officers approached the vehicle, talked with the occupants and smelled a strong odor of marijuana and saw open containers of alcohol in the vehicle.
The officers detained the occupants, searched the vehicle and found a sizeable amount of heroin, marijuana, money and a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun. A file check on the gun revealed it was reported stolen from Kalamazoo Township.
One of the vehicle occupants -- a 20-year-old Kalamazoo resident -- was arrested on charges of possession with intent to deliver heroin, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a stolen handgun, felony firearm, possession of marijuana, minor in possession of alcohol, and three outstanding warrants.
The Kalamazoo County Prosecutor's Office will review the case.
Anyone with more information about this incident is asked to call police at 269.337.8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
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