UNION – A Union man was arrested after sheriff’s deputies say he smoked marijuana in the bathroom of a hospital emergency room.
Andrew Lee Epps, 31, was charged with simple possession of marijuana Thursday afternoon by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.
A deputy noticed the smell of marijuana smoke coming from a public bathroom in the E.R. at Union Medical Center on West South Street. He then writes in the incident report he stopped Epps as he came out of the restroom.
The deputy says Epps admitted to smoking marijuana and had a half-smoked cigarette – containing a green, leafy substance – in his possession. The deputy claims Epps also had a small plastic bag with the same substance.
The incident report shows Epps was arrested and taken to the Union County Detention Center.