Alex Michael Monroe, 27 of Rome, was arrested Monday after he was found to be in possession of marijuana.  Reports went on to say that after police spotted the drug they conducted a search of the home.

The search turned up a Sig 9mm handgun.  Reports added that since Monroe was a convicted felon it is a crime for him to possess a gun.

Monroe is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, marijuana possession and failure to appear.