ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester police officials say a man is facing multiple charges after a ghost gun was discovered during a traffic stop Wednesday.

Authorities say officers saw a 2002 Honda Accord with license plates that belonged to another a vehicle around 6:30 p.m. and the initiated a traffic stop on Texas Street.

Officials say the driver, 34-year-old Lavonte Tindale, was operating the car with a suspended license. They say a ghost gun was also discovered during the investigation and Tindale was then taken to the Monroe County Jail.

Police say ghost guns are typically homemade firearms without a serial number that makes them practically untraceable.

Tindale is facing the following charges:

  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree (Felony)
  • Aggravated Unlicensed Operator in the 2nd Degree
  • Numerous traffic infractions

He was arraigned Thursday morning in Rochester City Court.