Trio arrested for smoking in park

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MILTON, Ga. – Three people were arrested July 10 for possession of marijuana after allegedly smoking it in North Park.

A witness told police they saw three people smoking pot in the parking lot of North Park about 11 p.m. Police found the suspects’ vehicle as it was leaving the park and pulled it over. All three occupants told police there was nothing illegal in the car, even though police noted they smelled pot coming from the car.

When police attempted to search the vehicle, the driver, Victor M. Diaz, 24, of Lawrenceville allegedly told police if they found nothing, the officers “were going to have a serious problem.”

Police found plastic baggies containing suspected pot in the car’s center console as well as a cup containing more of the substance. There were also three marijuana cigarettes.

All three occupants – Diaz, Sara Elizabeth Palacios, 21, of Lawrenceville, and Francis Medina Rodriguez, 26, of Norcross, were arrested for possession of marijuana.

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