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Firearms Located During Traffic Stop of Man Claiming to be from Picayune

A traffic stop, which occurred on Interstate 59 last week, resulted in three illegally possessed firearms being taken off the streets.

At approximately midnight, May 12th , a deputy with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a northbound black Mercedes sedan on I-59. The driver of the vehicle, Travis M. Kild, age 41,

of Washington state, who claimed to be staying in Picayune.

During the course of the traffic stop, Kildal, who is a convicted felon for multiple offenses, admitted to possessing a marijuana THC vape pen cartridge inside the vehicle, and a subsequent search of the vehicle located a total of four vape pens containing suspected THC along with three firearms.

Kildal was placed under arrest and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center for the following three counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and one count each of Improper Lane Use and Failure to Signal when Changing Lanes.

He was also issued a summons for Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance (marijuana).



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