The Richmond County deputy was there to investigate a drug complaint when he said he saw Javaris Jackson, 21, run out of building G.
Jackson was caught and seated in the deputy's cruiser, where the deputy said he smelled a strong odor of marijuana.
Jackson was searched and 11.9 grams of marijuana were found in Jackson's pocket, along with two pieces of crack cocaine, a report said.
Jackson said he ran because of his warrants, but a computer check revealed he had no outstanding warrants, a report states.
Jackson was charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer and for possession of the drugs.