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Parolee found with gun, drugs during Santa Rosa traffic stop

A traffic stop by gang detectives Thursday night netted a 20-year-old parolee carrying a gun and drugs, said a Sonoma County sheriff's lieutenant Friday.

Suspect Dante Salvadori had refused to get out of the car after being stopped and when deputies moved him they found a gun tucked into his waistband, said sheriff's Lt. Tim Duke.

As well as the semi-automatic, Salvadori also was carrying an undisclosed amount of marijuana and 36 Oxycontin tablets, Duke said.

Two members of the county's gang task force stopped the driver for suspected vehicle infractions at about 8:15 p.m. near Coffey Lane and Sansone Drive.

The deputy smelled marijuana in the car. None of the three occupants had a marijuana medical card and were asked to exit the car for an investigation, Duke said.

Salvadori refused to move and was handcuffed while sitting in the front passenger seat.

Salvadori was wanted for failing to meet parole regulations and was taken into custody for that, as well as suspicion of obstructing officers, possessing drugs and possessing them for sale and several gun charges, including being a felon with a gun.

He was being held at the Sonoma County Jail without bail.

Another passenger and the car's teen driver were released after the investigation, Duke said.


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