CORCORAN — When Corcoran police officers pulled over a car on Monday morning, they were surprised to find a loaded handgun under the front seat and a small amount of methamphetamine in the back, officials said.
It all happened in the 2000 block of Josephine Avenue just before 8 a.m. Officers conducted a traffic stop and spoke to the driver, 54-year-old Konstance Fortune of Fresno. They found out she was driving on a suspended license and decided to search the car, police said.
Their hunt turned up a fully-loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun and two bindles of methamphetamine, according to the Corcoran Police Department.
Fortune was detained along with her passengers, Joseph Desosries, 42, and Jose Munoz, 37, both of Fresno. Police cited Fortune for being an unlicensed driver and issued a citation to Munoz, who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. Both were released with instructions to appear in court.
Desosries had two warrants out for his arrest. He was taken into custody for those and booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition. He remained in custody Wednesday on $130,000 bail, jail records show.