PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – A man was arrested over the weekend for illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition.

In the early morning hours of December 13, a couple of Placer County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol saw a sports car traveling at a high rate of speed on southbound Highway 65, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

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Deputies pulled the vehicle over on westbound Interstate 80 and made contact with the driver, who they found out, was on searchable probation. They searched the vehicle and found a 9mm handgun behind one of the seats. Deputies learned that it belonged to a passenger, 32-year-old Eric Larone Walker, of Richmond, who is a convicted felon unable to have a gun.

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Walker was arrested and booked into the South Placer Jail for being a felon in possession of a loaded firearm, and being a felon in possession of ammunition.

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