Detroit man found with stolen firearm, bag of pills in pants during traffic stop

Firearm and bag of pills recovered during traffic stop on M-10. Photo courtesy of Michigan State Police. 

A traffic stop for speeding on the Lodge in Detroit led to the recovery of a stolen handgun and a large bag of pills from the driver early Tuesday morning.

Michigan State Police were patrolling M-10 near Chicago Boulevard when they clocked a car going 85 mph - about 30 mph over the speed limit.

Upon contacting the driver, police spotted a handgun in plain view of the officers and next to the driver. 

After police arrested the 30-year-old driver, a background check revealed he didn't have a concealed pistol license and was also a convicted felon.

Further investigation by state police found the gun had been stolen.

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While searching the suspect, police also found a large bag of pills concealed in his groin area. 

A report will be sent to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.