STOCKTON (CBS13) – A speeding driver was pulled over on a Stockton highway and was found with hundreds of fentanyl pills, a loaded gun and a two-month-old baby in the backseat, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said.
The California Highway Patrol Valley Division said the traffic stop happened shortly after 11:30 p.m. Saturday along Highway 99 at Eight Mile Road. The driver was reportedly pulled over for going 91 miles per hour.READ MORE: Fire Breaks Out At Building In North Sacramento
An officer approached the vehicle and observed a female passenger in the backseat with the baby, the CHP said. The driver reportedly told the officer they were heading back to Bakersfield after a quick trip to Oregon.READ MORE: CHP Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver In Sacramento
After noticing multiple criminal indicators, the officer conducted a search of the vehicle which uncovered about 400 fentanyl pills, the gun hidden in a diaper bag, and several other drug-related items.MORE NEWS: Monday's Show Info (1/24/22)
The man was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on various drug- and weapon-related charges.