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Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 7:23 am, Thu Jan 3, 2013.

A man arrested on suspicion of selling narcotics also had a loaded handgun in his car, according to Lodi police.

Robert Wiles of Lodi was driving his Honda Civic on Saturday when he was stopped for a moving violation at the intersection of Kettleman Lane and Hutchins Street, Lt. Bill Alexander said.

According to Alexander, the officer determined Wiles, 36, had an outstanding warrant, and searched his car.

The search turned up more than half an ounce of methamphetamine and a loaded handgun, Alexander said. Wiles was arrested on charges of narcotics sales and transportation, possession of a stolen firearm and being an ex-felon in possession of a loaded firearm.

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  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:43 pm on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 499

    Nice to hear from you, Richard! The gun problem will never go away as long as they're as easy to get as they are today and the careless owners that are easy prey that leave firearms in many common hiding areas for burglars or auto prowlers to easily take and sell anywhere, no questions asked. Responsible firearms owners are the only answer to gun safety and control. As a North Dakota youngster, age five, my cousins and family were taught the safe use of firearms, ours for hunting for meat for our dinner table, mainly deer, rabbit and pheasants. We were taught to never point a firearm at anyone or anything unless you were going to pull the trigger. Happy new year to you and your family! Be safe.

  • Richard Turner posted at 11:26 am on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    Richard Turner Posts: 80

    Karma always comes back to get you !!! This bum and Gary Howard broke into my apartment and assaulted me and my wife in the middle of the night ...almost 17 years ago !!! It has nothing to do with gun control ...this guy didn't acquire his gun legally !!! I have the right to bare arms and will do so in a safe and appropriate manner !!! Don't punish me ....punish the criminals !!!

  • Todd Cronin posted at 1:27 pm on Thu, Jan 3, 2013.

    Todd Posts: 96

    "Happiness is a warm gun"
    (bangbang, shootshoot)

  • Doug Chaney posted at 8:56 am on Thu, Jan 3, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 499

    Ms. Parigoris, the sky is falling again? Those who constantly insttill fear in others are part of the problem.



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