Portland Gang Enforcement Team officers recover Tec-9 during traffic stop

Officers with the PPB’s Gang Enforcement Team recovered a Tec-9 handgun with a 32-round magazine during a traffic stop last week.(Portland Police Bureau)

Officers with the Portland Police Bureau’s Gang Enforcement Team recovered a high-capacity Tec-9 handgun during a traffic stop, eventually leading to an arrest.

A Portland police officer noticed a dark gray Dodge Charger commit a traffic infraction just after 11 p.m. Thursday near Southeast 38th Avenue and Southeast Hawthorne Street. GET officers were able to perform a traffic stop a few minutes later near Southeast 36th Avenue and Southeast Harrison Street.

Officers noted that the occupants of the vehicle began acting nervously, and during their search of the vehicle they found the handgun, equipped with a 32-round magazine.

The officers linked the weapon to 27-year-old Andre Montgomery, who was ultimately arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a loaded firearm.

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