ST. CLOUD -- A Maryland man will spend three years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of carrying a gun while in possession of a large amount of drugs.

Twenty-five-year-old Sankung Bayo was caught speeding by the Minnesota State Patrol in June 2017 on I-94 through Melrose. When the trooper approached the car, he noticed three others inside. All four occupants in the car had bloodshot eyes.

A search of Bayo's car turned up about 40 one-pound bags of marijuana, several pills, a rifle and handgun.

Bayo pleaded guilty to a felony charge of possessing firearms with a large amount of marijuana. Six other similar charges were dropped as part of the plea agreement.