West Allis Police bust convicted felon driving with loaded AR15 rifle

Marijuana, cocaine and cash also found
Posted at 4:42 PM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 17:43:07-04

West Allis police confiscated a loaded AR15 rifle and multiple magazines from a convicted felon during a routine traffic stop.

Police say the officers were trying to pull over a vehicle for multiple traffic violations early Monday morning near 70th and Greenfield when the car sped away. 

The vehicle was stopped after a 2-mile pursuit when officers on the scene deployed stop sticks.

Officials say along with the high-powered rifle, they also found marijuana and cocaine packaged to sell, a scale and a large amount of cash.

Police also believe the driver, a Milwaukee resident, was impaired and he was taken into custody.