Pistol, along with overcapacity magazine, seized during traffic stop in Airdrie, Alta.

Airdrie RCMP seized a loaded pistol, a prohibited magazine and a quantity of drugs during a traffic stop on July 25. (Supplied)

Charges have been laid against an Airdrie, Alta. man in connection with a traffic stop that occurred last week, police say.

Officials say at about 11:20 p.m. on July 25, Airdrie RCMP conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in King's Heights Gate S.W.

The officer determined the presence of drugs and began an investigation.

A search of the vehicle located:

  • A loaded, semi-automatic pistol (which was reported stolen);
  • An overcapacity magazine and;
  • 0.4 grams of crack cocaine.

RCMP arrested the driver, 19-year-old Kashif Khan Said, of Airdrie. He is facing the following in connection with the incident:

  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose;
  • Possession of a firearm/weapon/device/ammunition in motor vehicle;
  • Possession of weapon obtained by crime;
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm/prohibited weapon or restricted weapon and;
  • Unlawfully possess a controlled substance.

Said was released from custody on a number of conditions and is expected to appear in Airdrie provincial court on Sept. 2.