A loaded .380-caliber handgun was tossed over a railing Tuesday afternoon at 311 N. Jonathan St. after officers detained a man in a suspected drug incident, according to Washington County District Court records.
Leroy Benjamin Harris, 31, no fixed address, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and handgun on person, according to court records.
Harris was being held in the Washington County Detention Center Wednesday night on $20,000 bond, a jail spokesman said.
Harris was charged after Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. J. Robison was conducting surveillance of the 300 block of North Jonathan Street using cameras installed in the block, according to court records.
Robison said in a complaint he saw Harris empty the contents of a cigar and start to put suspected marijuana in it.