OAKHURST — An Oakhurst man was arrested after a routine traffic stop turned up drugs, guns and counterfeit money, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.
On Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 9 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop on a white 4-door sedan in the area of Highway 41 and Highway 49 for an expired registration.
During the investigation, the driver, Franklin Maxwell, 37, was found to be a convicted felon in possession of two loaded firearms, ammunition, narcotics, drug paraphernalia, and counterfeit currency, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The vehicle was impounded at the scene.
Maxwell was arrested without incident, and taken to the Madera Department of Corrections where he was booked for various misdemeanor and felony charges