ST. CLOUD -- A Maryland man pleaded guilty to a charge of carrying a gun while in possession of a large amount of drugs.

Twenty-four-year-old Sankung Bayo was caught speeding by the Minnesota State Patrol last June 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 are expected to be dropped. Bayo will be sentenced in August.

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