Deputies use stun gun, find drugs

Deputies used a stun gun on a man who ran from a traffic stop shortly after midnight Thursday, then they found him with more than 100 grams of marijuana.

Rico Marcell Wright, 33, fled after deputies stopped his 1997 Ford Explorer on Twiggs Street and Robin Lane, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

After Wright failed to obey several commands to stop running and then refused to keep his hands from his pockets when officers caught up, Deputy Chris Tucker used the stun weapon.

When Wright continued to try to pull an object from his jacket pocket, Tucker stunned him again for another three seconds, according to the report.

The deputies found 3.4 grams of marijuana in Wright’s jacket along with $1,086 in cash. They also found four more bags of marijuana in the cup holders of Wright’s Explorer totalling 97.5 grams.

Wright was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, failure to stop at a stop sign and driving with a suspended license, according to jail records.

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