A driver and passenger were arrested just before 1am Tuesday after Hutchinson Police performed a traffic stop near the intersection of Jefferson St. and Century Ave.
During the traffic stop, officers determined that the passenger had an active warrant for his arrest. The passenger was identified as 30-year-old Derek Alan Meier of Hutchinson. Meier had an active McLeod County body only warrant for failure to comply with probation on the original charge of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
The driver of the vehicle was identified at 36-year-old John Pieschke of Glencoe.
Officers located a loaded handgun in the open center console and there was also another handgun located under the driver’s seat.
Pieschke has been charged with Possession of a pistol without a permit, which is a gross misdemeanor.
Both individuals were arrested and taken to the McLeod County Jail.