Former retired officer, son credited with drug, gun bust - WNEM TV 5

Former retired officer, son credited with drug, gun bust

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

A former retired police officer and his son are credited with a bust in which illegal drugs and handguns were seized.  

In 2001, Sgt. Terry VanKeuren, Sr. retired from the Flint Police Department after nearly 30 years of service. After a 15-year hiatus, VanKeuren decided to rejoin the force as a part-time officer.

On his first tour of duty since returning, he and his son, Officer VanKeuren, Jr., checked a suspicious vehicle parked illegally in the 200 block of East Van Wagoner in Flint. 

As the two officers approached the vehicle, they saw the driver appear to put something under his seat. Another passenger in the backseat appeared to do the same, police said.

During their investigation, the officer spotted a handgun and illegal drugs in plain view inside the vehicle. After a brief struggle, police said they found two more firearms illegally concealed on one of the passengers.

In the end, three illegally possessed handguns were seized, along with extra ammunition and body armor. 

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