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Teen reportedly found with stolen semi-automatic rifle, drugs during traffic stop

ROCKFORD, IL (KFVS) -

Illinois State Police (ISP), have arrested a 16-year-old after he reportedly had a stolen semi-automatic rifle and a number of illegal drugs in his car during a traffic stop.

The 16-year-old was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of cannabis and possession of a stolen firearm.

The firearm and drugs were recovered Tuesday morning following a traffic crash investigation involving the teen, which took place at Seminary Street and Blackhawk Avenue in Rockford, Illinois. The items were found in a silver 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix, the vehicle the teenager was driving.

The teen was taken into custody by an ISP trooper as he reportedly tried to flee the crash scene.

Police say he was found to be in possession of a stolen Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 semi-automatic rifle along with over 34 grams of cocaine, 0.3 grams of heroin, 12 grams of cannabis and over $600 in cash. The rifle, which was loaded when it was recovered from the teen's vehicle, was reported stolen to the Rockford Police Department in 2011.

"Any firearm in the wrong hands, especially a juvenile, is never a good thing," said ISP District 16 Commander Jeffery Bain. "Thanks to the exceptional work of the officers involved in the recovery of this weapon, countless lives, including the teen, may have been saved," added Bain.

Also in the teen's possession at the time of the arrest, were five cell phones and a black, shoulder length styled wig.

The matter remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police.

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