EPD recovers illegal firearms from two different traffic stops

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM)- On Monday, August 2, 2021, at approximately 9:00 PM, officers from the Elmira Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Sly St. for traffic law violations.  The driver of the vehicle was found to have a suspended license.  During the course of the traffic stop an illegal, loaded firearm was located inside of the vehicle. 

On Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at approximately 9:20 PM, officers from the Elmira Police Department conducted a traffic stop on E. Church St. for traffic law violations.  The vehicle was found to have a suspended registration and the driver also had a suspended driver’s license. 

During the course of the traffic stop, a lockbox was located within the vehicle.  A search warrant was applied for an illegal, loaded firearm was found inside of the lockbox.

Both of these traffic stops are still under investigation and charges are pending. 

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