DUNWOODY, Ga. - A Dunwoody taxi driver is in jail after police said he sold marijuana out of his cab.
Police said they pulled over Jean Brown because he was speeding in a school zone, but then officers found the taxi’s extra payload: drugs and a gun.
Dunwoody resident Jim McClelland said he didn’t think twice when he saw a cab pulled over by police on his street until he noticed police pulling evidence from the car.
“Obviously he is more than a taxi driver. He’s got a couple of businesses on the side and apparently feels he needs protection,” McClelland said.
Dunwoody police said they pulled over Brown, 36, Monday morning for zipping past Dunwoody High School going 43 mph in a 25 mph zone.
A warrant Channel 2’s Tony Thomas pulled from the DeKalb County Magistrate Court said officers found marijuana, plastic baggies for future sales, a scale and a loaded handgun.
Thomas found the cab in an impound lot with Brown’s ID still hanging from the mirror.
The owner of the taxi company, Xuame Conde, declined to appear on camera but said he knew nothing about the arrest or drugs.
“He’s an independent contractor,” Conde said. “Surprised, really. Really surprised. I’m very upset for this to happen to my company.”
Conde said he had contracted with Brown for six months with no complaints.
Brown now faces felony intent to distribute charges along with gun charges.