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Fountain Valley man arrested after drugs and loaded gun are found during traffic stop, police say

Fountain Valley man arrested after drugs and loaded gun are found during traffic stop, police say
Thomas Nguyen, 27, of Fountain Valley was arrested early Thursday after he was pulled over near Azalea Avenue and Everest Circle.  (Courtesy of Fountain Valley Police Department)

A Fountain Valley man was arrested on suspicion of having a loaded gun and drugs during a traffic stop early Thursday, police said.

Fountain Valley police pulled over a vehicle near Azalea Avenue and Everest Circle at about 2:45 a.m. The reason for the stop isn't clear.

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Police said they found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia when they searched the man. An officer and his police dog, Figo, found a loaded handgun concealed under the center console of the vehicle, according to police.

Thomas Nguyen, 27, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with controlled substances, carrying a loaded firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Nguyen was booked into Orange County Jail with bail set at $25,000, according to jail records.

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