Smell of marijuana leads to Rock Hill felon’s arrest

The smell of marijuana coming from a McFadden Street home lead to a Rock Hill man’s arrest on drug and gun-related charges Monday.

Demorio Rashawn Bradley, 26, faces charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, unlawful carrying of a pistol and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to a Rock Hill Police report.

At 7:30 p.m., Rock Hill police went to the home, later identified as Bradley’s mother’s house, after receiving reports of drug activity in the area. At the scene, officers reported a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from the home. After knocking on the front door, officers found Bradley coming around the side of the house. Bradley reportedly consented to a search of his person, and officers recovered a Bersa .380 pistol from Bradley’s sweatshirt pocket, the report states.

Bradely reportedly claimed he didn’t know the gun was in the shirt’s pocket, and also it wasn’t his.

After the officers received consent from Bradley’s mother to search the house, they found 10 ounces of marijuana in the front bedroom, sealed in plastic wrap and hidden under the mattress, along with more than 14 grams in a mason jar on the bed, a small bag of marijuana in the dresser, two digital scales, a box of .380 ammunition under the bed, additional packaging and sealing material, and $3,475 in cash, the report states.

Bradley has a prior conviction for second-degree burglary, which prohibits him from possessing a firearm, as well as a prior conviction for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.