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Man facing drug, gun charges following traffic stop

Bettendorf, IOWA – According to the Bettendorf Police Department, the 40-year-old suspect was arrested and taken into custody on Tuesday.

His name is Shaun Powell and he faces multiple charges, including: controlled-substance violation, failure to affix a drug stamp and control of a firearm by a felon.

The 40-year-old suspect was arrested following traffic stop.

The responding officer reportedly found 10 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale and a gun. 

Powell reportedly admitted he traded a heater for a gun on Facebook Marketplace.

Police officials said that a search of the suspect’s cell phone showed messages indicating he sells methamphetamine.

This incident remains under investigation. 

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available. 

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