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15-year-old found with stolen gun in Tallahassee during traffic stop

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Posted at 4:42 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 16:43:51-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. — A 15-year-old has been arrested after deputies found him with a stolen gun during a traffic stop.

On Saturday around 9:45 p.m., the Leon County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop in the area of North Monroe Street and Fred George Road.

Deputies made contact with the driver and passengers and consent to search the car was given. Inside the vehicle, deputies found a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson firearm that was reported stolen to the Panama City Police Department.

Deputies determined that the 15-year-old was in possession of the firearm.

He is being charged with grand theft of a firearm by a minor under 18-years-old and taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center.