Neglecting to use a turn signal and the smell of marijuana led Myrtle Beach police to a vehicle search that yield more than 45 grams of marijuana, pills, and a gun, according to an incident report.
Early Friday morning, officers on patrol spotted a “suspicious” vehicle at the intersection of 14th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard and said they saw the driver turn onto Ocean Boulevard without using a turn signal, the report states.
Authorities said they stopped the vehicle driven by 20-year-old Johnathan Dravien Locklear of Dillon. Police said they saw a green leafy substance in plain view in the vehicle’s center console and smelled marijuana emitting from it.
Locklear allegedly told police the substance they saw was marijuana and allegedly admitted to having a gun under the driver’s seat, according to the report.
Police then asked him to step out of the car so they could investigate. Officers said they found a large plastic bag of a green leafy substance that later tested positive for marijuana and weighed 45.1 grams under the driver’s seat,