Zytawn Keinas Childs, 17, of 751 E. Northside Drive, Greenwood was arrested Wednesday and charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol.
While monitoring drivers' speeds early Wednesday morning along U.S. Highway 25 North and South Greenwood Avenue, a Ware Shoals police officer stopped a man who was driving 79 mph in a 45 mph zone, according to a report.
While speaking with the driver, the officer smelled marijuana, and the driver handed over a small plastic bag with a green leafy substance in it, the report said. The officer also found a digital scale in the driver's pocket while searching him, the report said.
As one officer wrote a ticket, another searched the driver a second time, the report said. The officer writing the ticket heard a loud bang, and when he looked up the other officer had pinned the driver to the patrol car and had found a handgun in the man's waist band, the report said.