Macon Men Arrested on Drug Charges After Picking Up Packages
The following arrest information was supplied by the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. It does not indicate a conviction.
A tip from a Postal Inspector led to a stakeout that resulted in the arrest of two men on drug possession charges on July 10.
An Alpharetta detectives got a tip from a U.S. Postal Inspector that a package at a local UPS store contained cocaine.
The Postal Inspector retrieved the package form the store and brought it to the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety, where a police dog alerted on the package. It was taken back to the store, where police officers and detectives waited to make arrests.
Police waited for the first suspect to collect the package. When the man arrived, he picked up both that package and a box. Once he put the two packages into a car, both he and the driver were arrested.
A search warrant was obtained, and police found the first package contained 544.31 grams of cocaine, while the box contained 16.35 pounds of marijuana. Also found were driver's licenses from Arizona and Florida that showed the first suspect's face.
Antwoin Deaontae Bell, 26, of Macon, was charged with trafficking in cocaine and marijuana, two counts of second degree forgery and unlawful possession of drugs with intent to sell.
Randy Maurquencius Houser, 25, also of Macon, was charged with trafficking in cocaine and marijuana, both felonies.
Both men remain in Fulton County Jail.
Roswell Man's Drifting Gets Him Arrested on Drug Charges
A Roswell man who was pulled over after his vehicle kept drifting across the westbound lanes of Windward Parkway end up being arrested on drug charges.
The 18-year-old man had been spotted by an Alpharetta officer at 3:16 a.m. While police say the suspect seemed to appear under the influence, a preliminary breath test returned negative results. Another officer determined he was under the influence of marijuana and other narcotics.
A search of the suspect's vehicle uncovered a plastic container with marijuana, 17 broken bars of Xanax and a whip-it canister. Police report the suspect repeatedly said he did not have a prescription for the medication.
Zachary Luke Stephens, 18, of Roswell, was arrested and charged with possession of Schedule IV drugs, a felony, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, DUI Drugs, failure to maintain lane and driver to use due care. He was released on July 10 on $12,200 bond.
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