A traffic stop early Wednesday morning by a Branson Police Department led to multiple arrests and the recovery of several stolen firearms, illegal narcotics and money.
A Branson Police Officer initiated a traffic stop about 1:30 am Wednesday, May 30 2018 in the 3500 block of West State Highway 76 for a traffic violation. The driver got out of the car and ran away. Officers were able to locate and apprehend the suspect, who was hiding underneath a vehicle.
Upon further investigation, Branson Police discovered stolen firearms that were stashed close by that included three handguns and two rifles. Officers also found a substance believed to be methamphetamine and an undisclosed amount of money.
Branson Patrol officers working in conjunction with members of the Vice Unit from the Branson Police Department, arrested three people, including the initial suspect in connection to this case. This is an ongoing investigation. Charges are pending.