A man, who told police that he was home from college, spent the evening in jail after authorities found several knives, brass knuckles, and a machete in his car. This incident occurred around 10:00 a.m., when police stopped a silver Honda Civic on Dave Lyle Boulevard after it ran off the road and struck a tree. The 19-year-old driver attempted to reach the drivers door pocket before police ordered him out of the car. He was then detained in handcuffs, and when police explored the vehicle, they noticed the smell of marijuana.
The young man told police that there was a marijuana pipe and a grinder in the car; and further, after searching the car, they also located three types of knives, a package of rolling papers, five pieces of chemistry glassware with a makeshift hose and Keck clips in the truck, a set of brass knuckles and a marijuana smoking device. A 10-inch machete was also found in the trunk, according to the report.
The 19-year-old told the officers that he used the glassware to make a Hookah for marijuana smoking use, and he said that the weapons were in the car because he recently returned home from college in Charleston, and he always keeps weapons in his car while in Charleston. He is being charged with simple possession of marijuana, and unlawfully carrying weapons.
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