A Wildwood teen was nabbed with a loaded gun and more than 2,000 grams of marijuana.
Ernest Bernard Cooper III, 19, who was already wanted on a warrant charging him with a weapons offense, was found hiding in the backseat a black 2006 Hyundai at about 8 p.m. Friday, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies found three large vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana, baggies, drug paraphernalia and a scale in the vehicle. The marijuana weighed 2,277 grams.
A CZ P-10S 9mm handgun with a full magazine and a round in the chamber was found in the driver’s side door. He did not have a concealed carry permit.
He was arrested on felony drug and weapons charges. He was booked without bond at the Sumter County Detention Center.
Last year, Cooper was arrested after ditching a backpack that contained a gun, 41.96 grams of methamphetamine and several small cellophane bags.