MERCED - Police arrested a felon during a traffic stop who was found to be in possession of a firearm.
Officers with the Merced Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle belonging to Ishmele Brewer on the 1600 block of West 16th Street Tuesday. Officers with the gang violence suppression unit had developed information that Brewer was in possession of a firearm.
Police say Brewer is a convicted felon on probation and is not allowed to be in possession of any firearms or ammunition. Officers conducted a probation search on his vehicle and found a 9mm handgun and ammunition.
Brewer was arrested and booked into the Merced County Jail on charges including being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, violation of probation and gang enhancements.