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A Monday morning traffic stop led sheriff's deputies to the discovery of a stolen gun in Huntsville.

Officers pulled over a speeding vehicle near exit 123 on Interstate 45 north around 10:45 a.m. and immediately smelled the odor of marijuana. Deputies asked the suspect – identified as Dalo Gant, 22, of Dallas – to exit the vehicle for a search.

During the search, deputies discovered a handgun that was reported stolen out of Louisiana.

“I am happy we got a stolen weapon off the street,” WCSO Captain Tim Whitecotton said. “This was excellent work by deputies.”

Grant was arrested and charged with theft of a firearm. He is currently being held in the Walker County Jail on $2,500 in bond.