Police traffic stop ends in drug arrest
September 01, 2013 12:20 AM | 1849 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — A Powder Springs man who was pulled over by Cobb County police under suspicion of not wearing a seat belt was arrested Aug. 7 for possession of 9.2 grams of marijuana.

Evan Althouse was charged with a misdemeanor count for not wearing a seat belt and two felony counts of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Cobb County police were conducting a traffic stop on Dallas Highway west of Marietta when they pulled over Althouse’s 2002 Nissan Sentra, according to the warrant.

The warrant stated that when officers approached the vehicle they smelled marijuana. When they questioned Althouse, he admitted there were drugs in a small plastic bag in the glove box.

A small black bag on the passenger side of the car also contained a small plastic bag and scale, according to the warrant.

The warrant said the marijuana and the scale together indicated there was intent to sell.

Cobb County police searched Althouse’s residence on Wellsley Drive in Powder Springs and found more marijuana under his bed, totaling just under a pound, according to the warrant.

Althouse was released the next day on $10,000 bond.

— Rachel Miller

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