Teen arrested after gun, drugs in car near Paso Robles high school, police say

Teen arrested after gun, drugs in car near Paso Robles high school, police say

The Paso Robles Police Department A 17-year-old driver was arrested after officers found a gun and drugs during a traffic stop

A Paso Robles police officer pulled over the teenager for an equipment violation shortly before 1 a.m. Feb. 3, police said in a news release.

When the driver pulled into the parking lot of Paso Robles High School, the officer found a “large amount of marijuana” in the backseat of their vehicle, the release said.

After searching the vehicle, the officer also found an unloaded 80% Glock-style polymer handgun and a partially loaded high-capacity magazine inside a bag, according to the release.

An 80% handgun is an incomplete firearm that can be completed at home with other parts, according to the website 80% Weapons.

No threat was identified at Paso Robles High at the time of the incident, police said, and Paso Robles Police School Resource Officers were contacting school administrators to ensure the safety of students.

The juvenile was arrested on suspicion of drug- and weapons-related charges and taken to juvenile hall after the incident, the statement said.

The Paso Robles Police Department continues to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the department 805-237-6464. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers 805-549-STOP Or by texting “SLOTIPS” plus CRIMES (274637).

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