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LEWISTON – A Minnesota couple was stopped and charged following a routine inspection at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge.

New York State Police charged William L. Welsh and Donna M. Welsh, both 68 of Forest Lake, Minn. were charged Friday with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

The two were stopped after they were found to be carrying handgun and a stun gun without proper permits for New York State. They were arraigned in Town of Lewiston Court and released after they paid an imposed fine.