A Richland County deputy on foot patrol at the Village at Sandhill said the marijuana was in plain view when he happened upon two men at Town Center Place on Monday.
He was stepping off an elevator, they were waiting to get on and he could see what turned out to be 3 pounds of marijuana in their shopping bags, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said in a news release.
Dillon Parker-Patterson, 24, and Jeremy McLeod, 25, were arrested on the spot and the marijuana and about $3,000 in cash were seized, Lott said.
Deputies found two guns, including a stolen rifle, and 7 more pounds of marijuana, in an apartment nearby, Lott said.
Drugs, cash and guns seized in drug bust that started with two men arrested at the Village of Sand Hills.
Photo provided by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department
Parker-Patterson was charged with