Topeka 15-year-old facing felony gun, drug charges after traffic stop

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A 15-year-old Topeka male is in custody and facing multiple charges, including felony use of a firearm, after being pulled over by Shawnee County Sheriff’s deputies.

Just after midnight Wednesday, a Shawnee County Sheriff’s K9 Unit stopped a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox near Southwest Huntoon Street and Belle Avenue. After searching the vehicle deputies found narcotics in the car.

Deputies arrested the 15-year-old and took him to the Shawnee County Juvenile Department of Corrections. He faces multiple charges including:

  • Felony criminal use of a firearm
  • Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle
  • Transporting an open container of liquor
  • Driving without a valid license and tag not assigned.

The sheriff’s office said the incident remains under investigation.

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