STAMFORD — A city woman, under investigation for selling marijuana, was charged with improper storage of two guns that were found when she was pulled over in her car earlier this week.

Capt. Richard Conklin said officers in the Narcotics and Organized Crime squad were keeping an eye on Latisha Thompson, 31, of Perry Street, because they heard she was selling marijuana. They also got a top she was keeping a gun in her car and was recently given another gun by a convicted felon.

Late on Tuesday evening police pulled her over on Oakwood Place.

The officer making the stop smelled marijuana in the car and asked Thompson if she had any in he vehicle. Thompson said she did not, Conklin said.

When asked if she had any handguns in the car, Thompson also said no. But, Conklin said, when it came time to take her out of the car, Thompson said she suddenly remembered she had a .22-caliber Ruger semi-automatic gun stashed under her driver’s seat.

Officers got into the car and found the.22-caliber gun, Conklin said.

They also found the magazine of a .45-caliber semi-automatic gun in a storage area under the radio. Police officers continued to look and found a Smith & Wesson .45-caliber gun in the center console of the car, Conklin said.

In total, police 50 45-caliber bullets and 100 .22-caliber bullets in addition to the two guns.

While Thompson had been under surveillance, police watched as she got into the car and saw that she did not have either gun in her hands. As a result they charged her with two counts of improper storage of a firearm.

According to a new law that took effect in October, handguns left in unattended vehicles must either be placed in a locked safe inside the vehicle, locked in the trunk of a vehicle or locked in the glove box.

Conklin said both guns were improperly stored. As a result, her permit to carry a gun was seized and sent to state police headquarters for adjudication.

Thompson was released on a promise to appear in court.

Police are trying to find out where the .45-caliber pistol came from.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com