An unemployed Alpharetta man faces drug charges after being arrested on a traffic stop and taken to the Alpharetta Jail.
An Alpharetta police officer checking for speeders Sept. 11 at 9:29 a.m. on Westside Parkway spotted an SUV moving faster than the posted 40 mph speed limit. A check with his laser showed the speed was 64 mph, so he made a traffic stop, according to a police incident report.
The driver was found to have his license suspended for failure to appear, so he was charged with speeding and driving on a suspended driver's license.
Once a deputy at the jail took charge of his new prisoner, he found the suspect had hidden a black pouch on himself that contained hypodermic needles, small spoons and several empty bags of what appeared to be heroin or cocaine residue in them, plus two clear bags with a white substance that appeared to be cocaine.
Joshua D. Pace, 21, of Alpharetta, was arrested and charged with possession of schedule II drugs, a felony, possession and use of drug-related objects, speeding and driving on a suspended driver's license. He was released from Fulton County Jail on $10,000 bond on Sept. 13.
Police Say Roswell Woman Speeds Through School Zone
A Roswell woman who was stopped for speeding in the school zone near Haynes Bridge Middle School was driving on a driver's license that had been suspended multiple times.
The officer was checking the school zone near Haynes Bridge and Mansell Road on Sept. 11 at 8:10 a.m. when he spotted a silver car driving at what he determined to be as going 42 mph in the 25 mph zone. The driver could not provide a license to the officer and gave him a Georgia Identification Card instead, according to the officer's incident report. Checking out her identification, the officer learned she had four failures to appear, which resulted in multiple suspensions of her driver's license. Her vehicle's rear passenger window was tinted at 5 percent.
The woman was arrested and charged with speeding, driving with a suspended license and unlawful tinting of windows.
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