A weekend traffic stop in Waterloo resulted in the seizure of four handguns and three arrests.

According to press release, police stopped a vehicle for a moving violation near West 5th Street and Grant Avenue on Sunday. During the traffic stop, officers observed a handgun in plain view and detained the four occupants in the vehicle.

Authorities said three additional handguns were found and seized during a subsequent search of the vehicle. One of the firearms was reported stolen during a 1989 burglary in Oelwein.

Police took three of the four occupants into custody. Arrested were:

  • Quintorey Kemp, 22, of Waterloo – charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying weapons, and second-offense possession of a controlled substance
  • Avion Bennett, 21, of Waterloo – charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and carrying weapons
  • Kristian Gibson, 20, of Waterloo – charged with two counts of carrying weapons and fourth-degree possession of stolen property/theft

Kemp, Bennett and Gibson were all booked into the Black Hawk County Jail.

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