Siblings charged following checkpoint
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.
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