DECATUR — A marijuana buyer who was robbed by his supplier called Decatur police to make a complaint, according to a sworn police affidavit.

That was on Nov. 13, and the affidavit said police finally found and arrested the robbery suspect at 1:21 a.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of Cassell Court. The 38-year-old man was booked on a preliminary charge of aggravated robbery, which is subject to review by the Macon County State Attorney’s Office.

Writing in the affidavit, officer Philip J. Ganley said the victim had arranged to buy $40 worth of cannabis from the man in the 600 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. After he handed over the money, Ganley said, the victim realized the plastic bag he’d been given in return held no cannabis.

“(The victim) confronted (the man), and a fight ensued, causing slight injury/bleeding to (the victim’s) hand,” Ganley said.

The officer said he was told the man then pulled a handgun and demanded the rest of the victim’s money, escaping with another $40. The man remained jailed Tuesday night in lieu of $5,000 bail.

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