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Police: Man tries to bring pot to Senate Gallery

Thursday - 3/27/2014, 7:20pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Capitol Police say a man tried to bring marijuana into the Senate Gallery.

Police say 32-year-old Sherman Edwards Jr. of Chicago was arrested Thursday afternoon after the pot was found during a routine search. Visitors to the Senate have to go through metal detectors and have their belongings searched to get inside.

Police say officers found a "green leafy substance" that later tested positive for marijuana. Edwards has been charged with possession of both marijuana and drug paraphernalia.


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