Peoria Police: Officers seize two handguns during Thursday night traffic stop
PEORIA (HEART OF ILLINOIS ABC) - Peoria Police said they took two handguns off the street and arrested two people on weapons charges following a traffic stop Thursday night.
Police said in a news release they stopped a car for vehicle code violations about 11:30 p.m. Thursday in the 700 block of West Moss Avenue.
An officer detected the smell of burnt cannabis while talking to the driver, according to police, and a pistol fell to the ground as a passenger got out out of the car.
Police said they found another handgun during a search of the vehicle.
Two adults were arrested for possession of a stolen firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and not having a firearm owners identification card.
Police did not immediately release the name of the suspects, and authorities did not say whether the guns were loaded.
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