A 22-year-old man and a juvenile were arrested in Glendale for allegedly carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm and possessing marijuana and other drugs for sale, police reported Tuesday.
Officers pulled over a vehicle on Saturday about 11 p.m. for a lighting equipment violation near Glendale Avenue and Lexington Drive, according to Sgt. Christian Hauptmann.
The officer smelled “a heavy odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle” while approaching and saw “an open backpack with what appeared to be marijuana in a large plastic bag” inside the car, Hauptmann said.
The vehicle was searched, and the officer found a loaded unregistered firearm, the large plastic bag of marijuana, along with additional marijuana, several small plastic baggies, a large quantity of what appeared to be Ecstasy, Xanax and Tramadol tablets, a scale and a large amount of cash, according to Hauptmann.
The 22-year-old driver, Angelo Smith, was arrested along with the juvenile passenger, whose name was withheld, Hauptmann said. They were booked on suspicion of carrying a loaded firearm in public, marijuana sales and possessing a controlled substance for sale.
The juvenile was released to a parent and Smith was released on Los Angeles County’s emergency “zero-bail” order, according to Hauptmann.