Cops: Man brings gun, ammo and weed to elementary school parking lot

Cops: Man brings gun, ammo and weed to elementary school parking lot

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A North Charleston man was arrested after police say he brought ammo, marijuana and a gun to an elementary school's parking lot.

The North Charleston Police Department arrested 25-year-old Rodney Dashon Fleming and charged him with simple possession of marijuana and unlawful carrying of a firearm.

His arrest stems from an incident Tuesday afternoon when police received information of a man sitting in a car at the car loop in front of North Charleston Elementary school.

A report stated that man had a gun in the passenger seat. Police say they tracked down the car and license plate of the vehicle to a parent at the school.

When the officer arrived at the scene he reported seeing the suspect's vehicle in the front of the school in the car rider lane.

The officer said when he got out his patrol car and went to the passenger side of Fleming's car, he saw the suspect in the driver seat with a piece of brown rolling paper "putting a green plant like material inside."

The officer then knocked on the window to get Fleming's attention and asked him his name. The officer reported that Fleming began to apologize for having the marijuana.

When the officer came around to the driver side and asked Fleming to get out of the car, Fleming said he had a gun and had a concealed weapon permit holder.

A report states Fleming then lifted his shirt and showed the weapon to the officer.

The officer then conducted a search of the car where he reported finding several rounds to an AR-15 assault rifle in the center console.

NCPD officials said Fleming's mother arrived on scene and said she owns several firearms and the rounds found in the car belong to her.

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