The cops said they pulled Jean Brown, 36, of Dunwoody, Ga., over because he was speeding in a school zone. A search revealed marijuana and a gun, according to the boys in blue, reports WSB TV.
Police said they pulled over Brown for going 43 miles per hour in a 25 mph school zone.
Officers found marijuana, plastic baggies, a scale and a loaded pistol, according to a warrant from DeKalb County Magistrate Court, said Channel 2’s Tony Thomas.
Thomas found the cab impounded in a lot with Brown’s cabbie ID still hanging from the mirror.
The owner of the taxi company, Xuame Conde, said he knew nothing about the arrest or about any marijuana.
“He’s an independent contractor,” Conde said. “Surprised, really. Really surprised. I’m very upset for this to happen to my company.”
Conde said Brown had contracted with him for six months with no complaints.
Dunwoody resident Jim McClelland said he saw police pulling evidence from the car.
“Obviously he is more than a taxi driver,” McClelland said. “He’s got a couple of businesses on the side and apparently feels he needs protection.”
Brown is facing felony charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, along with firearms charges.