Pot smoker on run after arrest in Alpharetta

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – One man was arrested and another is on the run after police allegedly found them Nov. 15 smoking marijuana in their car.

According to police, an officer was on patrol in the Pointe at Preston Ridge apartments at 2:48 p.m. when he spotted two people in a parked car with its headlights on. The officer drove by and parked at the entrance to the neighborhood, waiting for the car to come out. It did not, so the officer returned and found the car had moved spots, but still had two people inside.

Speaking with the men, Marquis K. Thompson, 21, of Zion Circle, Roswell, and Mikael Ford, 23, of Executive Drive, Alpharetta, the officer noted the smell of marijuana coming from the car. Both men said there was nothing illegal inside. A search of the car turned up a baggie allegedly containing pot. Both men were arrested for possession of marijuana. When Ford’s name was run through police records, it came back with a warrant for his arrest. Ford broke free of police and ran away on foot. He was not found.