Guns, Drugs Found During Sonoma County Speeding Stop

SONOMA (CBS SF) – A pickup truck driver who was pulled over for speeding near Lake Sonoma on Saturday afternoon was found with several unregistered guns in his truck, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A CHP officer stopped the truck, driven by Daniel Edward Young, 49, of Cloverdale, after seeing it traveling at 46 mph in a 30 mph zone on Skaggs Spring Road around 12:30 p.m., CHP officials said.

The officer learned that Young’s driver’s license had expired in 2005, and noticed that the interior of the truck smelled like marijuana, according to the CHP.

A search of the truck revealed a handgun, a rifle and a shotgun—all of which were unregistered. The handgun was concealed and within Young’s reach, CHP officials said.

The officer also found a pipe and a small amount of marijuana.

According to the CHP, Young has an extensive criminal record. He was arrested on charges including driving while unlicensed and being in possession of a concealed firearm, an unregistered firearm, and marijuana.

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  • NRA Life Member

    Just another failure of the anti-gun laws. They didn’t stop this career criminal from obtaining his guns. The laws only apply to law abiding citizens. These kind of stories never state how the guns were obtained by these felons. He sure didn’t get them legally.

  • Michael Greenlee

    I think the gun laws are just fine. I’m wondering how people are allowed to register vehicles and not have a valid drivers license. Maybe that should be a law… it would stop more dead beats like this guy…

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