A Lawrenceville man tried unsuccessfully to convince an Auburn officer that the marijuana found in his car belonged to his brother.
The officer stopped Jesse R. Long, 18, of 532 Huff Street in Lawrenceville, for failure to maintain lane after observing Long drive across the center line several times on Wages Road.
After stopping the vehicle and asking the driver for his identification, the officer noticed a very strong odor of burnt marijuana.
Long said no one had been smoking marijuana in the vehicle, but admitted having smoked some a few hours earlier.
When the officer asked Long to step out of the car, he noticed a small amount of marijuana on the front of Long’s jeans. The officer then asked the other four occupants to exit the vehicle.
One of the passengers, Zacharia John Hubbard, 18, of 491 Natasha Drive in Auburn, admitted having a small amount of marijuana in a cigarette pack and turned it over to police.
During a search of the vehicle, officers located a clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana along with two glass pipes hidden in the dash of the vehicle.
Long admitted knowing it was there, but said it belonged to his brother. According to the report, Long “had trouble providing the name of his brother and did not know where he lived.”
Long was charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and failure to maintain lane. He was subsequently transported to the Gwinnett County Detention Center.
Hubbard was issued a citation for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and released at the scene.
Other arrests made by Auburn Police this past week include:
• Virgil Phillip Hayes, 50, 159 Rabbit Hill Road, Dacula, DUI, driving while license suspended, no insurance, expired tag and violation of windshield requirements.
• Stephen Gary Weathers, 36, 316 Carter Road, Auburn, outstanding warrant.