Police allegedly find 18-year-old in vehicle with loaded gun, drugs

An 18-year-old was arrested over the weekend after police allegedly found him and another teenager in a car with drugs and a loaded gun.

Jaycee C. Herrmann and a 16-year-old were in a car at the east end of Kenai Avenue late Saturday night when a police officer on patrol spotted their headlights, according to a police affidavit filed with the Kenai court.

When he approached the car, the officer smelled “a strong odor of burnt marijuana,” according to the affidavit.

Police allege that Herrmann and the minor admitted to smoking marijuana, and that the two handed over a glass marijuana pipe to the officer.

Herrmann allegedly told police that he had smoked a bowl of marijuana, and that he had taken his last hit about 15 minutes before the police arrived.

During a pat down of Herrmann, police found a loaded .40-caliber Glock handgun and an additional loaded magazine in his jacket pockets, according to the affidavit.

The minor told police that she had gotten the marijuana from Herrmann and that she didn’t know that Herrmann had a gun, according to the affidavit. Police reported that they found less than an ounce of marijuana in the vehicle.

Under Alaska law, it is illegal for anyone under 21 to carry a concealed handgun. Marijuana use is prohibited for anyone under 21.

Herrmann is charged with fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, a class A misdemeanor; fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; and fifth-degree misconduct involving weapons, a class B misdemeanor.

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