- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A viral video from November is just now presenting curious symptoms for two participants: jail time.

WHNT-TV in Huntsville, Alabama, reported Tuesday that 49-year-old Kenneth White  and 23-year-old Terry Brown were charged with drug and weapons violations stemming from an investigation into a “mannequin challenge” video that depicted the men posed with firearms in what looks like a gunfight frozen in time.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office opened the investigation after being tipped off to the video last month, WHNT reported. 

A police spokesman suggested the presence of so many firearms at one residence was suspicious in and of itself and helped spur the investigation.

“You have a lot of people with firearms at one address,” said Capt. Mike Salomonsky, reported WHNT. “And you have to ask yourself the question, ‘Why?’ and the second question you have to ask yourself: is it a public safety issue?”



An official investigation determined residents of the house in the video sold marijuana, WHNT said.

Mr. White, a convicted felon, was charged with first-degree possession of marijuana and for illegally possessing a firearm. Mr. Brown was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, loitering and promoting prison contraband. 

“Upon his arrival at the main facility after his incarceration, he was found to have marijuana on his person. So that brought about the additional charge which is a felony on him,” Capt. Salomonsky said, reported WHNT.

Authorities said they believe additional arrests may be made shortly.

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