50 lbs. of drug-laced candy recovered near Howell Mill Road

A man has been arrested near Howell Mill Road after police found approximately 50 lbs. of drug-laced gummy bears, other narcotics, and a stolen handgun, according to the Atlanta Police Department.

31-year-old Walker Berryhill, of Forest Park, was charged after a search of his vehicle yielded around 50 lbs. of edible THC gummy bears "Mind Benders" packaged for resale, 100 grams of marijuana, Cannabis Oil, THC paste "dap", a Springfield Armory .45 pistol stolen out of Gwinnett County, and $8,020 in cash, according to police.

Investigators say Berryhill's arrest occurred around 3:30 p.m. after police encountered a vehicle with a stolen tag. Police say they tried to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

Authorities searched the area and located Berryhill, and placed him into custody. During the investigation, authorities say they discovered the vehicle was reported as stolen out of Hapeville in May.

Berryhill was transported to the Fulton County Jail, and received an $11,000 straight bond, according to police. He was charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and Willful Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers-Misdemeanor.