Courteney Stuart, WCAV-TV, January 11, 2018
According to Major G.H. Drewery with the Southampton Sheriff’s Office, Deandre Harris was pulled over for speeding at around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Drewery said the officer detected the odor of what he believed to be marijuana and subsequently searched the vehicle Harris was driving. In addition to a small quantity of marijuana, the officer found a loaded AR-15 rifle under a coat on the back seat.
Harris is facing a misdemeanor concealed weapon charge and a second misdemeanor charge for transporting a loaded weapon. Drewery said he will not be charged for the marijuana.
[Editor’s Note: Mr. Harris spurred national outrage after claiming to have been assaulted by Unite the Right demonstrators. Video evidence suggests he may have instigated the attack. See here for more.]