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NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — A recent traffic stop in New Town led to the seizure of oxycodone pills valued at more than $115,000.

Three Affiliated Tribes drug enforcement officials say a New Town police officer pulled over Jorge Pitts of Southfield, Michigan, in the early morning hours of Jan. 25.

KMOT-TV reports that tribal and federal authorities say they discovered more than 1,600 oxycodone pills in the vehicle, along with a loaded semi-automatic handgun.

Pitts faces felony drug and weapon charges. Court documents don’t list an attorney for him. He could enter pleas during a March 1 hearing.

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Information from: KFYR-TV, http://www.kfyrtv.com/