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Part Of AR-15 ‘Ghost Gun,’ Cocaine Found After Traffic Stop In Valencia

The lower half of an AR-15 “ghost gun” and cocaine were recovered after a traffic stop in Valencia, officials said. 

On Oct. 14, deputies with the Crime Impact Team (CIT) team were conducting patrol checks of local businesses near Citrus Street in Valencia, according to Deputy Natalie Arriaga, spokesperson for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

“They saw a male adult acting suspiciously, repeatedly going in and out of a parked vehicle,” Arriaga wrote in a social media post. “The male then entered the passenger side of another car and left the location.” 

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Deputies conducted a traffic stop pending a vehicle code violation and possible vehicle burglary investigation.  

During the investigation, they learned the driver of the secondary vehicle was driving on a suspended license, according to Arriaga. 

They additionally learned there was contraband in the primary vehicle left behind.

From a search of the primary vehicle, deputies recovered several baggies of cocaine as well as a “Lower AR-15 ghost gun” with a fully working trigger mechanism, according to Arriaga. 

The suspect of the primary vehicle was arrested and booked for being in possession of an undetectable firearm and possession of a controlled substance, among other charges.

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Part Of AR-15 ‘Ghost Gun,’ Cocaine Found After Traffic Stop In Valencia

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