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Officer spots AK-47 in car, arrests Miami man

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – A Miami man was arrested early Friday morning after a night of clubbing in North Charleston when a police officer spotted an AK-47 in the floorboard of his car.

According to a police report, 23-year-old Johnnel Harris was arrested and charged with unlawful carry of a firearm and cocaine possession.

The report states the officer was on foot patrol on Dorchester Road near Willy's Bar when he spotted the AK-47 in one of the cars parked in the lot, so he waited in his patrol car to see who got in the car.

When three men left the club, they were all detained and asked about the gun. Harris said it was his car and gun, the report states, so the other two men were released.

The report stated the gun was loaded and the safety was off.

Harris was taken to the Charleston County Detention Center and the gun was taken into evidence.

During a strip search at the jail, officers found a bag of cocaine tucked into Harris' waistband, the report states. 

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