Florida: Ordnance Found in Vehicle During Traffic Stop

TRIPwire, 13 August 2019

On 10 August 2019, the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) conducted a routine traffic stop and discovered military ordnance, several firearms, and ammunition while searching the vehicle. The traffic stop was conducted by the DCSO Narcotics Unit, which described the military ordnance as an M67 hand grenade with the pin in place. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad responded to the scene and removed the device before rendering it safe without incident. The driver of the vehicle was arrested and faces several charges of firearms and ammunition possession by a convicted felon.