Teenage pot dealer busted selling, with gun in front of Elementary School

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FRESNO, CA – Around 1:30 am on Thursday, a Fresno County Sheriff’s deputy assigned to patrol Fresno’s Old Fig Garden Neighborhood, made a traffic stop on a 2012 Ford Taurus. The driver, later identified as 18-year-old Andrew Sharkey of Fresno, pulled over in front of Del Mar Elementary School located near Ashlan Ave. / Del Mar Ave.

The deputy discovered Sharkey had a loaded Springfield XD-S 9mm handgun tucked in his front waistband.

A further search of Sharkey’s car revealed about one gram of crack cocaine, close to 100 Xanax tablets, an ounce of marijuana individually packaged, numerous drug baggies and more than $300 in cash related to illegal narcotics sales.

Sharkey was booked into the Fresno County Jail on the following charges. His bail is set at $450,000.


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