Teen facing charges after traffic stop turns up stolen pistol

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say a teen faces gun and drug charges after a traffic stop turned up a stolen pistol and several grams of marijuana.

They say just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, officers pulled over an Expedition for a stop sign violation in the 600 block of Red Cross Street. That’s where police say they started to search the SUV when they smelled marijuana coming from inside.

Police say they found roughly 8 grams of marijuana packaged for sale and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, along with a .45 caliber pistol with an extended magazine underneath the passenger seat. Officers say the driver was released with a citation for the stop sign violation.

They say the passenger, Timothy Hoverson, 19, was arrested and is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, along with possession of paraphernalia.

Police say they later discovered that the pistol they found inside the SUV was stolen, so Hoverson now faces more charges. He was booked in the New Hanover County Jail under $5,000 secured bond.

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