A Hopkinsville man was arrested at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday after a traffic stop in the area of Linn and Moayon streets for alleged drug trafficking and possession of a stolen gun, according to a Hopkinsville Police Department report.

The report states officers were in the area of Mechanic and Hayes streets when a vehicle passed them traveling north with very loud pipes.

The vehicle then reportedly made a left turn on East First Street and did not use a turn signal.

Police then began a traffic stop in the area of Linn and Moayon, according to the report.

Officers made contact with the driver, Lamonta Solomon, 19, Hopkinsville, and noticed a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle, the report said.

Police searched the vehicle and discovered a handgun in the middle console. Officers ran the gun’s serial number through the Hopkinsville-Christian County Emergency Communications Center who advised that the gun was stolen out of Clarksville, according to the report.

Officers allegedly found marijuana in a backpack in the vehicle along with a black digital scale with alleged marijuana residue, the report added.

Solomon was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property (firearm), failure to signal and improper equipment.

The following information was obtained through police, police reports or the Christian County Jail. Readers are reminded that a charge is only an accusation and everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law

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