A 23-year-old man arrested smoking marijuana outside a Kansas City bus station is now facing a federal firearm charge.
Caleb C. Sheridan is a convicted felon and was allegedly carrying a handgun when he was arrested Tuesday night outside the Greyhound bus station at 11th Street and Troost Avenue.
According to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, an undercover police officer saw Sheridan and another man smoking outside the bus station.
The officer, who could smell marijuana as he approached, asked Sheridan, “How much for the bud?”
When Sheridan quoted him a price, the officer identified himself, and told Sheridan he was going to pat him down.
Sheridan then told the officer he was carrying a gun and the officer recovered a loaded 9mm handgun that Sheridan had in his waistband, according to the allegations.
He was convicted in Douglas County, Kan., for conspiracy and attempted aggravated robbery, according to prison records, and cannot legally possess a firearm.