Two Teenage Boys Taken Into Custody Friday By Jefferson PD After Officer Finds Loaded Handgun During Traffic Stop

The Jefferson Police Department reports two teens were taken into custody Friday evening after an officer located a handgun inside the vehicle during a traffic stop. At approximately 9:02 p.m., law enforcement pulled over a speeding vehicle in the 800 block of East Lincoln Way Street. While speaking with the driver and passenger, the officer spotted the firearm stored behind the center console. Further investigation showed the handgun was loaded with a full magazine. Two juvenile males, ages 15 and 16, were then taken into custody. They have each been charged with carrying weapons, an aggravated misdemeanor.