Pizza topped with loaded gun found during traffic stop in California

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Photo courtesy Kern County Sheriff's Office

Authorities were shocked to discover not-your-average pepperoni pizza during a traffic stop in California. 

It happened Tuesday around 3 a.m. in the area of 30th Street West and Old Country Way in Rosamond, located in Kern County near the Los Angeles County line. 

According to the sheriff's office, deputies stopped a vehicle for "simple vehicle code violations." 

The driver, 47-year-old Danny Carson, had a misdemeanor warrant and was on post-release community supervision for weapons violations. 

Officials said when they searched Carson's vehicle, investigators discovered narcotics including methamphetamine, Xanax, cocaine, and fentanyl totaling a combined 1.5 lbs., as well as a sawed-off shotgun and two loaded handguns. 

One of those handguns was "concealed" on top of a pizza in a box.


Deputies also recovered cash, scales, narcotics paraphernalia, and packaging. 

In addition to Carson, three others in the car were arrested - 47-year-old Benjamin Vasquez, 30-year-old Krista Rutledge, and 18-year-old Saydee Vandehey. 

All four suspects were booked for multiple weapon and drug violations.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff's Office at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.