Man Calls 911 to Report Armed Robber Stole His 2 lbs of Weed, Suspect Taken into Custody
BROOKSVILLE – With Cannabis becoming more accepted in society, many have forgotten that the hallucinogenic plant is still illegal in most states and is prohibited under Federal Law. But that doesn’t stop some people from believing it’s okay to possess the drug, and in some cases, call police when someone steals their stash.
That’s what happened to one “victim” yesterday, when Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the area Leonard Street after reports of an armed robbery.
According to officials, the victim claimed that a man held him at gunpoint and stole his “2 pounds” of weed. The victim, whose identity has not been released by officials, claims that 35-year-old Jason Byrd took his marijuana and fled in a black Dodge Durango.
Deputies located Byrd a short distance away on Josephine Street and he fully cooperated with their investigation.
During a search of the vehicle, Deputies located a .45 cal. Glock handgun and 320.1 grams of marijuana, about 3/4 of a pound.
Byrd admits getting into an altercation with the victim but says he didn’t rob anyone or display a firearm.
Byrd was taken into custody and charged with Felony possession of marijuana, over 20 grams, possession of paraphernalia, and carrying a concealed firearm. Byrd is not charged with robbery at this time.
The marijuana was not returned to the alleged victim and he is not facing criminal charges, according to reports.
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