Broken car leads to drug arrests in Alpharetta

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A broken-down vehicle led to the arrests of two young men March 2 for possession of drugs.

Police spotted the Mercedes stranded in the intersection of Haynes Bridge Road and Westside Parkway about 5 p.m. Three teenagers were inside and pushed the vehicle to a nearby gas station.

One of the teens, Nicholas Blaine, 18, of Laurel Grove Drive, Milton, allegedly told police he had a prior arrest for drug possession but could not remember exactly when. A search of his record turned up two prior arrests for marijuana possession since the beginning of the year.

Blaine allegedly had a baggie of pot in his pants pocket.

A 17-year-old man was allegedly found in possession of a bag of marijuana and a scale.

A glass pipe was found in the car. Both men had nearly $1,000 in cash on them.

The 17-year-old Alpharetta man and Blaine were arrested for possession of marijuana.

MH 03-19-14