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Siblings charged following checkpoint

Published On: Sep 17 2013 04:32:29 PM CDT
GATE CITY, Va. -

Gate City Police say a brother and sister face charges after plowing through a checkpoint Friday night

26-year-old Shaina Peterson is charged with DUI, possession of Xanax, possession of brass knuckles and carrying a concealed weapon.

Officers say her brother, 29-year-old Ricky Lee Taylor, was her passenger and reached for a loaded handgun under his seat, but they were able to stop him.

They say he had baggies containing a white powder substance that police did not identify.

Taylor is charged with drug possession and carrying a concealed weapon.