Friday, January 13, 2012

Cops Find Pot, Gun in Box of Cheerios

The Post and Courier newspaper in Charleston, South Carolina is reporting that police found 25 bags of marijuana and a handgun in a box of Cheerios cereal after making a traffic stop in north Charleston Thursday.

Police say they pulled over Mariah Dowling, 19, for driving 50 mph in a 30 mph zone and searched her vehicle after she told them that her passenger had a bag of marijuana. They found a scale, baggies and a ski mask along with the 38 grams of pot in 25 different bags and a loaded .25 caliber pistol.

Dowling, who was wanted on a shoplifting charge, was charged with illegally possessing a handgun and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

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