Officers arrested a man suspected of possessing a loaded firearm and drugs during a traffic stop in Petaluma Friday, police said. An officer stopped a vehicle at around 11 a.m. due to a cracked windshield and other mechanical violations, police said. The officer allegedly discovered drug paraphernalia on the driver, 21-year-old Paul Alan Gebhardt. A search of the vehicle allegedly yielded a .22-caliber revolver pistol, with the hammer in the cocked position, and a bag of bullets inside a backpack, according to police. Gebhardt was arrested and booked into Sonoma County Jail. During a search of his person during the booking process, officers allegedly discovered methamphetamine in Gebhardt’s wallet, according to police. Bail was set for $25,000 and Gebhardt is facing charges of possession of a concealed firearm, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of methamphetamine.
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