Co-owner of Eros Bistro faces drug-trafficking charges

 

A co-owner of a downtown restaurant is facing drug-trafficking charges after being stopped by a deputy Wednesday.

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Greg Meagher said Michael Anthony Brown, 37, was pulled over in front of 1002 Broad St. for not wearing his seat belt.

A Richmond County dog unit confirmed drugs were in Brown’s vehicle, the sheriff’s office reported. Officers discovered less than a gram of methamphetamine, 21 folded pieces of aluminum foil containing heroin and a gun, it was reported.

Brown faces charges of trafficking heroin, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Brown previously told The Augusta Chronicle that he was a co-owner of Eros Bistro, 1002 Broad St., where the arrest took place.

Tables, chairs, booze taken from Eros Bistro on Broad Street

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