Richmond County police arrest man for possession of firearm, drugs

An Augusta man was arrested early Wednesday on multiple charges including possession of a firearm during a crime and possession of hydrocodone and marijuana.

About 2:28 a.m., Tyrick Makerson, 30, was pulled over for not having a tag on his vehicle, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Upon approaching Makerson’s vehicle, deputies noticed an open bottle of liquor on the passenger side floorboard and detected a “strong smell of marijuana.”

Makerson granted deputies permission to search his vehicle. They located a clear bag containing 2.3 grams of marijuana, a .22 caliber handgun and a .32 caliber revolver in the glove compartment containing three rounds, according to the report.

In the trunk of the vehicle, deputies found 17 debit cards belonging to different people and a check from the United States Treasury, the report said.

Makerson told deputies he runs a tax service and the debit cards were used to deposit money for people without bank accounts.

Makerson received citations for having an open container and driving without a tag.

 

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