FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — A gun that had been reported stolen over 20 years ago has been recovered after a traffic stop in Fairfield over the weekend.

Fairfield police say an officer pulled over a car on Sunday for having no license plates.

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The driver allegedly gave the officer a false name and didn’t have any ID with him. Using the car’s vehicle number, the officer soon discovered the car’s registration had been expired since January of last year.

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A search of the car after the driver was detained uncovered a loaded .25 caliber pistol in the center console.

After a quick check, police say it was discovered that the gun had been reported stolen out of Humboldt County back in 1995.

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The driver was eventually arrested and was booked into Solano County Jail. He has been identified as 24-year-old Fairfield resident Alfred Fairley.