Bibb County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on gun charges early Sunday morning.

According to a release from the sheriff’s office, Bibb deputies were patrolling the area around Pine Street Lane and Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard just before 1 a.m. on July 7 when they saw a Chevy Silverado driving without headlights on.

They stopped the car and saw three people inside. The release says deputies could smell a “strong odor” of marijuana.

While checking the car, deputies found that a man in the backseat, 38-year-old Orin Kareem Threatt, had a 9 mm pistol. They checked Threatt and discovered that he was a convicted felon.

Threatt was taken to Bibb County jail and charged with possession of a gun by a convicted felon. He was released on a $5,700 bond.

If you have any information on this case, you can call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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