From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — A Birmingham man pleaded guilty to drug and gun charges this week.
According to the United States Department of Justice, LaMarcus Antonia Sills Sr., 39, was arrested during a police checkpoint at the intersection of 29th Avenue North and 29th Street North in Birmingham.
The plea agreement states Birmingham Police Officers reportedly detected the odor of marijuana coming from Sills’ white Mercedes Benz, and he admitted to officers that he had “smoked a blunt earlier that day just outside the vehicle.”
While searching the vehicle, numerous plastic sandwich bags were found under the driver’s seat. In addition, in the backseat center armrest, officers found a clear plastic sandwich bag containing marijuana, a plastic bag containing 30.79 grams of heroin, a small digital scale, and more empty sandwich bags. Officers also found a 9mm Sig Sauer pistol in Sills’ waistband.
Sills pleaded guilty to charges that he possessed heroin with the intent to distribute, was a felon in possession of a firearm, and carried a firearm during and in relation to drug trafficking crime.
Sills’ sentencing is scheduled for June 23, 2022.
Birmingham Police Department helped investigate the case with the Drug Enforcement Administration.