Replica firearms, stolen mail, other items found during traffic stop in Lincoln
Originally published 5-13-21 via Facebook
by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office:
“On May 7th at 2:15 a.m., a Placer County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on Athens Avenue, in Lincoln. The deputy contacted the occupants inside the car and identified the passenger as 27-year old Eric Franks of Sacramento.
The deputy searched the vehicle Franks was in and found two replica firearms — one was a tan Glock 19X located in the front passenger seat.
During the investigation, the deputy learned the replica firearm belonged to Franks, and the second replica belonged to the driver.
The deputy also found stolen mail, credit cards and other evidence related to identity theft in a portable safe. Additionally, a search of Franks’ phone revealed pictures of victims’ credit cards and a driver’s license.
Franks was subsequently arrested for delaying a peace officer, violation of parole, and identity theft. This traffic stop is just another example of how often our deputies come across replica firearms during traffic stops.”