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Cops Find Weapon on Teen in Traffic Stop

A routine traffic stop ended with an arrest Friday after St. Thomas police discovered a handgun on a 17-year-old male passenger.

According to a report from the V.I. Police Department, officers spotted a vehicle making an illegal U-turn on Veterans Drive and made a stop at about 2 p.m. Friday. While speaking to the driver, officers noticed the passenger acting suspiciously.

Police asked the passenger to get out of the car and found he was carrying a fully loaded 9 mm Hi-Point firearm.

The teen was arrested and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm. The minor was released into the custody of his parents pending his court appearance.

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The weapon was confiscated and will undergo forensic testing.

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