Calaveras County Man Allegedly Caught with Loaded Gun, Narcotics During Traffic Stop
A Calaveras County man was recently arrested on weapon and narcotics charges following a traffic stop in San Andreas.
According to a press release by the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, deputies conducted a routine traffic stop along East Saint Charles Street in San Andreas on the night of November 10. The driver of the vehicle, identified as 40-year-old Steven Starkey from Manteca, was allegedly found to be operating the vehicle with a suspended license.
Deputies soon also discovered that Starkey was in possession of a loaded 9 mm handgun and drug sales paraphernalia. They searched the vehicle ultimately seized over 19 ounces of hashish, more than 6 pounds of processed marijuana, a small quantity of psilocybin mushrooms, and methamphetamine.
Starkey, who is legally prohibited from possessing firearms, was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Calaveras County jail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance, and illegal possession of a firearm.