One charged after approximately 29 grams of marijuana found in vehicle

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One person was arrested after a drug bust on Monday.

According to a Metro Police affidavit, detectives were conducting parking lot surveillance in the Franklin Pike and Berry Road area when they observed a vehicle parked on the far right of a car wash. The suspects then got out of the vehicle to remove trash and threw the trash into the tree line behind them, despite a trash can being next to them.

Detectives also saw one of the suspects remove what looked to be a firearm from the front passenger seat.

The detectives approached the suspects and could smell a strong marijuana scent coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted and a Glock 23 with an extended magazine loaded with 26 rounds, 29 grams of marijuana, and a digital scale was recovered. A small amount of marijuana was also in one of the suspect’s pockets.

Neither suspects admitted to owning the gun or marijuana, according to police.

One of the suspects, identified as Kennedy Pattersin, is reportedly under the age of 21, therefore not allowed to possess or purchase a handgun.

Pattersin is charged with felony drug offense.

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