Duson police recover stolen guns during traffic stop

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Duson Police recovered two stolen guns, one from Lafayette and the other from St. Martinville.

It happened Tuesday night, Christmas Eve, when police stopped a vehicle for a burnt headlight.

A 223 caliber Bush Master Rifle and a Taurus .380 caliber handgun were located during the stop, according to police.

After the driver claimed that both guns were his, police say, they did a routine check and determined that both guns had been stolen.

Officers also recovered over 50 bullets for the .223 caliber rifle.

Donivan Alexander of Lafayette was arrested and charged with 2 counts of possession of stolen firearms.

Police say the guns will be released to the rightful owners after prosecution, and an investigation continues into how Alexander received this stolen guns.

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