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Man Arrested in Danbury After Speeding, Stolen Gun Found in His Car

A man was arrested in Danbury after he was pulled over for speeding and later told police a gun was in his car.

The incident happened on Interstate 84 West at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Friday.

Police said they pulled over 30-year-old Leon Spady after they observed him with his cell phone directly in front of his mouth and clocked his speed at 20 miles per hour over the speed limit.

During the stop, the police officer said he smelled marijuana coming from the passenger compartment of the car.

Spady told police in an interview that a nine millimeter handgun was in the car at the time of the stop.

Police later found the gun, which was stolen from Atlanta, Georgia.

Spady was arrested without incident and charged with possession of half an ounce of marijuana. 

Spady also faces charges including possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, carrying a pistol without a permit and stealing a firearm.

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