Gwinnett County

Police: Officers find drugs, gun inside car while rescuing trapped dog

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Gwinnett police say they found more than just a dog trapped inside a car during a recent call.

Officers were called out to the Walmart on Pleasant Hill Road because a small dog was locked in a car in the parking lot.

As they tried to get the dog out of the car, the officers said they noticed the smell of marijuana.

When the car’s owner returned from Walmart, the officer searched his car and allegedly found cocaine, marijuana and a gun inside of a backpack in the trunk of the car.


The owner, later identified as Brandon Lockett, claimed it was not his items but police said his ID was found in the backpack.

"You don't know what we would have stopped (from happening) in the future," Deluth Police Officer Misty Howell said.

Lockett remains jailed on six different felonies, including being a convicted felon with a firearm.