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Police: Traffic stop leads to arrest, firearm and narcotics

An Oroville man was arrested after police pulled him over and located a fully loaded handgun and drugs.

Posted: Jan 31, 2020 4:05 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. – An Oroville man was arrested after police pulled him over and located a fully loaded handgun and drugs.

Oroville Police Officers said they located a vehicle with an expired registration that was traveling in the area of Mitchell Ave. and Spencer Ave, on Friday morning.

Officers said they conducted a traffic stop and the driver was identified as 27-year-old Aaron Belanger, who was on active probation for convictions of possession of a loaded firearm and narcotics for sales.

While officers conducted a search on Belanger he began reaching toward the front waistband of his pants.

Officers asked him several times to stop reaching toward his waistband, however, he refused. Officers said they tased him once and were able to detain him.

While checking Belanger’s car, officers said they found a fully loaded handgun inside Belanger’s front waistband.

They also located meth, packaging material commonly used for the sales of narcotics, and a digital scale, all of which indicate possession of meth with the intent to sell it, according to police.

Belanger was taken to a hospital where he was cleared by medical personnel.

He was booked into the Butte County Jail for possession/transportation of controlled substance for sale, felon in possession of a firearm and resisting arrest.

His bail is set at $93,000

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