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Richmond County police arrest man for possession of firearm, drugs

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:07 PM
Last updated Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:10 AM
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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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corgimom
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corgimom 07/31/14 - 06:56 am
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Oh, Tyrick is quite the man.

Oh, Tyrick is quite the man. When he isn't running his tax service *snort*, he's a rap star called YoungnThugging, where the manager is - you guessed it- Tyrick, and the vocals are provided by- Tyrick.

We have a multi-talented man in Augusta, who knew?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/31/14 - 07:38 am
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BURNING QUESTION

With all this Illegal stuff in the car .....

He OK'd a Vehicle Search?

Something is wrong with this picture.

An I vote just plain being DUMB.

myfather15
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myfather15 07/31/14 - 08:02 am
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A guy nicknamed

A guy nicknamed "YoungnThugging" is trusted by people to do their taxes??? I could easily see some audits, and federal prison time comming!!

AFjoe
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AFjoe 07/31/14 - 09:30 am
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Ticket for open container/no tag

What's the rest of the story? Two guns, debit cards, weed. Surely he was arrested for the dope if nothing else. The deputy wrote a couple of tickets and let him go!

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Dixieman 07/31/14 - 10:50 am
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Reminds me of the old joke

Guy applies for a job with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) but withdraws his application when he finds out they are against these things.

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csraguy 07/31/14 - 08:50 pm
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AFJoe: An Augusta man was

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

Nocnoc, you probably are right but either way, consent was not needed for the search as the officer immediately had articulable reasonable suspicion as well as probable cause to search the vehicle.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/01/14 - 11:00 am
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Consent is beside the point.

Consent is beside the point. What makes this dude the definition of DUMB is driving a car with no tag, just begging to be pulled over.

I promise you; if I were one for illegal activities like that, I would ensure my vehicle was 100% compliant, including tag light.

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