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Tossing Drugs Out Car Window Attracts Attention from Alpharetta Police

The following arrest information was supplied by the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. It does not indicate a conviction.

An Alpharetta man just drew attention to himself when a a prescription drug bottle was allegedly thrown out of his car window after a marked Alpharetta police car pulled behind his vehicle traveling eastbound on Mansell Road just past North Point Parkway at 5:40 p.m. on July 6.

Once the officer in the K9 vehicle saw the bottle tossed out of the car, he turned on his blue lights to make a traffic stop as the driver pulled into the Waffle House parking lot.

At first the driver denied throwing the prescription drugs out the window, but after the passengers denied knowing or seeing anything, one of the passengers spoke to him. Then he changed his story and admitted not only that he bought the pills and tossed them out of the car window, but also that he had an outstanding warrant in Fulton County. The drugs were identified as propanolaol hydrochloride 20mg, which the incident report said is a dangerous drug.

A passenger also was identified as being wanted on warrants out of Alpharetta and Johns Creek for failure to appear.

Rashad Antonio Parks, 25, of Alpharetta, was charged with possession of dangerous drug, driver's license not on person, obstructing an officer and no safety belt. He was released from Fulton County Jail on July 9 on $2,600 bond.

For questions about this blotter, email Bob Pepalis.

doug smith July 13, 2012 at 08:14 PM
propranolol is not a dangerous drug. it is used to treat blood pressure, it is not a controlled drug like hydrocodone, and it has no street value and is not addictive. it is available at any pharmacy for $4 for a month supply. how stupid of the driver and even more stupid of the police to charge him with possesion of a dangerous drug.
Tammy Osier July 13, 2012 at 09:44 PM
We got laws on littering...outstanding warrants (might be for something more dangerous than those un-dangerous pills)....he bought the pills making one assume they didn't belong to him...uh...I think it was ok to arrest him.

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