CERRO GORDO COUNTY, Iowa - A traffic stop on Interstate-35 Monday night turned a bit more serious when a man was found with a loaded 9mm gun.
A vehicle driven by Lester Winters, of Omaha, Nebraska, was stopped at mile marker 180 for a traffic violation.
A passenger in the vehicle, Demond Jackson, of St. Paul, Minnesota, was searched due to probable cause due to the odor of marijuana.
During the search, a loaded 9mm was located in a backpack sitting next to Jackson. He was charged with carrying weapons.
Winters was charged with possession of marijuana.
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