ALPHARETTA, Ga. – An expired tag led to the midnight arrest of three men March 26 for possession of a felony amount of marijuana.
At an Alpharetta police officer on patrol on Old Milton Parkway noticed a car with an expired tag. Three people were inside.
The driver, Coley Isaac Squires, 22, of Densmore Road, Milton, said he did not know the tag was expired. While speaking with Squires, the officer reported smelling marijuana coming from the car. Squires allegedly admitted to smoking earlier in the evening. He was arrested and the car searched.
A search of the vehicle’s trunk turned up a container containing more than two pounds of suspected pot. There was also a handgun and two safes. Inside one of them was a collection of plastic baggies and some medicines. The other safe was unable to be opened.
No one in the car admitted to owning the drugs. Squires admitted the gun belonged to him.
All three – Squires, a 17-year-old, and Delano J. Swann, 20, of Huntington Place, Alpharetta – were all arrested for felony possession of marijuana. Squires was also charged with possession of a weapon in the commission of a crime.