Nevada State Police: NHP traffic stop leads to multiple illegal firearms, marijuana and cash | Carson City Nevada NewsPosted by On


A 24-year-old Washington State man was arrested Friday on multiple charges after a traffic stop led to the seizure of multiple illegal firearms, 7 pounds of marijuana and cash, according to the Nevada State Police.

Triston Steinman, 24, of Edgewood, Wash., is being held in the Elko County Jail on 38 counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, 38 counts of possession or transportation of a firearm without a serial number, 38 counts of manufacture or assemble a firearm without a serial number, one count of possession of marijuana greater than one ounce and one count of possession of marijuana with intent to sell. His bail is currently listed at $965,000.

At around 3:51 p.m. Friday, Nevada State Police Highway Patrol Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a speeding motorist on US-93 at mile marker 56 in Elko County, around 20 miles south of Wells.

The vehicle, a gray BMW sedan, was traveling southbound and stopped for traveling at 89 miles per hour in a 70-mile-per-hour zone. Upon contact with the driver, NHP troopers observed signs of possible criminal activity, according to a Nevada State Police news release.

The troopers took custody of the vehicle in order to seek a search warrant to search the vehicle. The driver was released and voluntarily left the scene. A Justice of the Peace later granted…

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