Man on probation for gun, drug violations pulled over for speeding; pot, gun found

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David Canady

MOUNT PLEASANT — A traffic stop for speeding led to the discovery of marijuana and a handgun in Mount Pleasant early Wednesday morning, and a man on probation was arrested.

It happened shortly before 2:30 a.m. on State Highway 31 near Graceland Blvd. in Mount Pleasant.

A vehicle was stopped for speeding, and police say the driver was “acting nervous” and didn’t have any identification on him. When officers learned he was a felon on probation for drugs and weapons violations, they had a K-9 search the vehicle.

The search revealed a small amount of marijuana and a loaded Ruger L9 9mm handgun with “an obliterated serial number,” police said.

The driver, David Canady of Racine, 20, was arrested on charges of probation violation, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of THC. He made his initial appearance in court on Feb. 21 and a preliminary hearing was set for Feb. 28. Cash bond was set at $750.

The investigation is ongoing.