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Morris police find handgun on woman during traffic stop

Alanna Miller, 36, faces charges for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon that requires a FOID card and possessing hypodermic needles.
Alanna Miller, 36, faces charges for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon that requires a FOID card and possessing hypodermic needles.

MORRIS — A Morris police officer found syringes with suspected heroin inside them and a handgun during a traffic stop Tuesday morning on Route 47.

At 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, a Morris officer stopped a vehicle for traveling 51 miles per hour in a 35 mile-per-hour zone, Morris Police Chief John Severson said.

The officer noticed Alanna Miller, 36, appeared nervous, Severson said, and asked her to exit her vehicle. Police recovered several syringes containing suspected heroin and found a handgun in her coat pocket.

Miller did not have a FOID card.

Severson said he did not know how much suspected heroin was in the syringes because the contents need to be extracted to determine.

Miller faces charges for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon that requires a FOID card and possessing hypodermic needles.

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