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Police find stolen gun, drugs in stolen vehicle

6 years 1 month 1 day ago Thursday, January 25 2018 Jan 25, 2018 January 25, 2018 10:26 AM January 25, 2018 in Crime
Source: WBRZ
By: Raquel Derganz Baker

MORGAN CITY- A convicted felon accused of having drugs, an assault rifle and a stolen gun in a stolen car was arrested Wednesday night, according to police.

Officers spotted the stolen car on Fig Street and stopped the driver 37-year-old Joey Francois.

Inside the car, police found a stolen 1911 pistol and an AR-15 rifle along with marijuana and a variety of suspected prescription drugs, a news release said.

Police say Francois has been arrested with a stolen gun before, and shouldn't have any guns because he is a convicted felon.

Francois was booked into the Morgan City Jail on 14 drug possession, firearm, and traffic violation charges.

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