An Auburn teen was cited for possession of marijuana after her boyfriend informed officers that she had drugs in her possession.
An officer operating radar on Mount Moriah Road observed a vehicle tailgating another vehicle and weaving in and out of its lane. The officer noted that the driver of the gray Ford Escape was trailing the other vehicle by less than a car length and “appeared to be harassing and intimidating the front vehicle because it was not traveling fast enough.”
The officer stopped the Ford Escape and asked the driver for his license. When interviewing the driver, the officer noticed the odor of burnt marijuana. The officer asked the driver if he had smoked any marijuana. The driver initially denied smoking pot, but later admitted he had smoked some approximately six hours prior to the traffic stop. When the officer asked if the driver had any marijuana in his possession or in his vehicle, the driver denied having any but said his girlfriend, who was a passenger in the vehicle, might have some in her purse.
When questioned by the officer, the girlfriend admitted having marijuana in her pocket. She also admitted having a glass pipe and some of her grandmother’s Alprazolam pills in her purse.
The girlfriend’s grandmother was called to the scene to retrieve the vehicle and take possession of the pills. The driver of the vehicle was cited for following too closely and failure to maintain lane. His girlfriend was cited with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.
Both subjects were released to the grandmother.
Other recent incidents investigated by Auburn police include:
• domestic dispute on Mount Moriah Road. A grandmother called police for help with her unruly grandson after the child threw a rock at his mother and punched her in the chest.
• fraud on Wynfield Drive. A man’s debit card was fraudulently used to make a $4.92 online purchase.
• entering auto on Apalachee Church Road. A GPS unit was removed from an unlocked vehicle. The victim also reported hearing knocking on her door and window and a man’s voice saying, “We’re going to get you.”
• harassment on Stonebrooke Drive. A woman said her ex-friend is stalking her.
• civil dispute on Main Street. Police were called to mediate a dispute between a landlord and a tenant.
• domestic dispute on Third Avenue. A woman called police to report that her father-in-law was drunk and over-medicated. The father-in-law was escorted from the residence for the evening.
• financial transaction card fraud. A man said his mother fraudulently opened a credit card account in his name and then took the card for her personal use.