ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A call about a suspicious car ended up in a man and woman being arrested for possession of drugs after they allegedly met up for sex.
Police were called out May 18 at 5 a.m. to the Alpharetta Marriott Hotel on Windward Parkway after employees reported a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. Being close to the highway, the hotel parking lot is often the site of car break-ins and other illegal activity, according to police.
Two people were found in the suspect car – a man and woman. The man, Nicholas Allen Taylor, 30, of Lawrenceville, claimed they were friends and just enjoying a cigarette. He said his girlfriend was in a room in the hotel.
A search of the couple’s IDs resulted in the 18-year-old woman having prior convictions for prostitution and Taylor was on probation. In the back seat of the car was a baseball bat and a pair of gloves, often used for smashing windows of vehicles. Police also saw a marijuana cigarette in plain sight. They also found a glass marijuana pipe and a syringe.
Taylor was arrested for possession of marijuana.
The woman told police she and another woman arranged via a website to meet with Taylor and another man at the hotel for sex. She said her friend was in the hotel. She was released from the scene.
The officers went to investigate the suspect’s hotel room. When they arrived at the room, they heard people arguing over money inside. The woman, Avie Linda Darracott, 18, of Kimball Parc Court, Johns Creek, answered the door. She admitted to knowing the pair who were found in the parking lot.
A check of her ID showed she was wanted in Duluth on traffic charges.
When police checked her purse, they allegedly found a small baggie with a crystalline substance they suspected was methamphetamine.
Darracott was arrested for possession of meth and the warrant.
The man found inside the room was released from the scene after claiming he never agreed to pay Darracott for sex.