CRESTVIEW — A 19-year-old man driving through Crestview with a broken tag light was pulled over and charged with two felonies.
The officer who pulled him over immediately noticed the aroma of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, according to the suspect’s Crestview Police Department arrest report.
He asked the man to step out of the car. As the man got out, he told the officer there was marijuana and a gun in the car.
The marijuana was in a black jar in the center console. Officers also found a scale and several plastic bags, the report said.
There was 111 grams of marijuana, significantly more than one would have for personal use, the report said.
The gun was under the driver’s seat with the barrel facing the rear of the vehicle. That would have made the gun easy to access in one motion, the officer noted.
The driver said he bought the gun for personal protection but did not have a concealed weapon permit.
After being read his rights, the suspect initially remained silent, then said, “I plead guilty,” the report said.
He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.