BCSO: Man arrested after leaving marijuana in plain view in vehicle

Deputies say they saw a bag of marijuana in plain view inside a vehicle at Lucky's Food Mart on Main Street.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A man faces multiple weapon and drug charges after being arrested Tuesday afternoon.

A Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release sent Wednesday afternoon said deputies observed a vehicle idling with loud music playing in the parking lot of Lucky’s Food Mart, located at 807 Main Street, around 2:45 Tuesday.

Deputies say they saw a bag of marijuana in plain view inside the vehicle and made contact with the driver, 28-year-old Quinterious Javon Byrd, inside the store.

“Byrd attempted to hide a handgun inside the store, but deputies were able to recover it and arrest him without incident,” the release said. “The gun was reported stolen.”

Deputies say they also found Xanax pills and other drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

Byrd was taken to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center and is being held on charges of purchasing, possessing or having control of a controlled substance Schedule I or Narcotic in Schedule II, manufacture or possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance, or marijuana, near a park or housing project, possession of substances with the intent to use or manufacture Schedule I or II controlled substances, bench warrant for state court, possession of a firearm during the commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies and theft by receiving stolen property.

He’s being held without bond.

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