A stop of a vehicle with a stolen tag resulted in the arrest of two people for alleged drug crimes, according to the Leavenworth police chief.

A stop of a vehicle with a stolen tag resulted in the arrest of two people for alleged drug crimes, according to the Leavenworth police chief.

The traffic stop occurred at 10:40 p.m. Monday in the area of Second and Spruce streets.

Leavenworth Police Chief Pat Kitchens said a police officer initially noticed that the vehicle, a Ford Explorer, had an expired tag. But police learned the tag had been reported stolen in Kansas City, Kansas.

The vehicle was stopped. Two people were in the vehicle, and an officer detected a strong odor of what was believed to be marijuana.

The people in the vehicle were detained, and the vehicle was searched, Kitchens said.

During the search, police found 11 grams of what is believed to be marijuana and several pills that are believed to be the drug ecstasy. Police also located several items believed to be associated with the sale of narcotics, Kitchens said.

Officers also recovered two firearms from the vehicle.

The suspects, a 23-year-old man and 23-year-old woman, were both arrested for allegations of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

The man also was arrested for possession of stolen property and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. There also was a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear in Leavenworth Municipal Court.