WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (KDVR) — Police discovered more than they expected after stopping a car for expired tags Monday night.

The Wheat Ridge Police Department said a routine traffic stop led to the confiscation of a pound of methamphetamine, 1,000 fentanyl pills and a stolen handgun.

Two officers noticed a vehicle with expired tags from April 2022 and pulled the car over around Interstate 70 and Kipling Street. The 42-year-old driver had a suspended license and a container with meth crystals in plain view, the department said on its Facebook page.

The officers had probable cause to search the vehicle, the department said, and that’s when they found the fentanyl pills and handgun that was reported stolen out of Loveland in 2020.

Police said the driver has a lengthy criminal record and in addition to the stolen gun, had four knives on him. He is now facing two special offender charges for the weapons, and two charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute for the drugs.