NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Three men were arrested in North Charleston Tuesday after police officers found a gun and 63 grams of marijuana.
When officers responded to 9496 Highway 78 in reference to a complaint that a subject was sitting in a vehicle brandishing a gun, they were unable to locate a vehicle matching the description.
As they were leaving shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday, one officer noticed movement coming from a silver pick-up truck with black windows parked in a grassy field. As officers approached the vehicle, they observed a black pistol in plain view behind the passenger seat and a dog inside. Officers decided to wait and see if the vehicle's owner would return.
A few minutes later, three males walked from a nearby gas station parking lot and approached the vehicle. Officers approached and patted down the suspects. After running a background check, police discovered that two of the suspects had warrants out for their arrest. They were placed into custody.
After interviewing the men, officers determined where each suspect was sitting in the vehicle. The driver of the truck told police that there was no gun in the car before he picked up the other two men.