- Associated Press - Thursday, February 12, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - Police say an Atlanta man climbed a fire ladder into a burning apartment building before admitting he was carrying marijuana.

Derrick Brown was arrested early Thursday and charged with possession of a small amount of the drug.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (https://on-ajc.com/1Dmg0QP ) reports it was not clear why the 20-year-old was trying to enter the burning building.

Authorities said that when Brown was ordered off the ladder, he told an officer he did not live in the building and was carrying the drug. It was unclear Thursday whether Brown had an attorney.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, https://www.ajc.com

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