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Traffic stop in Port St. Lucie leads to arrest, recovery of stolen gun

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Posted at 5:07 PM, Oct 17, 2022

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A traffic stop in Port St. Lucie led to the arrest of a suspect who police say was carrying a stolen concealed firearm and marijuana.

According to Port St. Lucie police, Talique Rivera, 18, was a passenger in a vehicle that was traveling along St. Lucie West Boulevard without any headlights activated.

During a traffic stop, police noticed Rivera trying to hide a gun in the glove box, but it was locked. He then attempted to hide the gun under his seat.

Police said Rivera did not have a concealed weapons permit and the gun, a SCCY 9mm firearm, was previously reported stolen in May.

Rivera was taken to St. Lucie County Jail and charged with grand theft of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm and possession of marijuana.