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Juvenile Facing Gun Charge Following Weekend Traffic Stop in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – A 16-year-old male juvenile was arrested and charged for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Operation of a Motor Vehicle with No Valid Driver’s License following a traffic stop by Carbondale Police for a traffic violation in the 300 block of East Walnut Street early Saturday morning.

Police say with the assistance of the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, detectives obtained a search warrant for a home frequented by the juvenile. Detectives collected additional evidence from the home.  

The juvenile was taken to the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center in Benton on the charges.  

The investigation is active and ongoing.