Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A traffic stop led to the arrest of a teenager after Rochester police officers reportedly found a loaded gun and illegal drugs in the vehicle. 

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A Rochester Police Spokesman said an officer initiated a traffic stop in the area of 55th St. and Bandel Rd. in northwest Rochester around 3:40 p.m. Thursday. The officer reported the vehicle stopped in a business parking lot, then accelerated, striking a sign as it fled north on Bandel Rd. 

Bandle rd. and 55th St. Google
Bandle rd. and 55th St. Google

The suspect vehicle then stopped in the 5700 block of Bandel Rd. Police say the driver, described as a 16-year-old boy, is known to law enforcement and initiated a vehicle search based on the alleged fleeing attempt and a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. 

The search of the vehicle revealed a loaded glock handgun, 46 suspected marijuana vape cartridges, 304 grams of marijuana and a digital scale, according to police. The boy was arrested following the search.

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