WATSONVILLE (CBS SF) — A traffic stop near Watsonville resulted in the arrest of a 37-year-old man after Monterey County sheriff’s deputies found a gun and drugs inside his car Friday, sheriff’s officials said.

Deputies had conducted a traffic stop for vehicle code violations in the unincorporated community of Pajaro, which is located near the Monterey County and Santa Cruz County lines.

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The driver, later identified as Marina resident Michael Turcotte, was found to be on active Post Release Community Supervision, according to sheriff’s officials.

Deputies then conducted a search of his vehicle and discovered a loaded handgun and narcotics possessed for sales, sheriff’s officials said.

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Deputies arrested Turcotte on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance while armed, being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a person prohibited from owning ammunition, possession of a controlled substance for sale and violating post release supervision.

Turcotte was booked into the Monterey County Jail, according to sheriff’s officials said.

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