A Roswell man was arrested Monday after a traffic stop led police to discover the he was under the influence of alcohol and in possession of an unlicensed firearm and marijuana, police say.

Twenty-year-old Paul Edward Barfield was riding passenger when he and his driver were pulled over after police noticed the car had two defective break lights. Both men were under the influence of alcohol, and the driver was arrested for DUI. While searching the car, police say they found a Taurus 9 mm pistol in the front passenger’s floorboard, partially tucked under the seat.

Police say the handgun was not stolen; however, it belonged to Barfield’s father and the 20-year-old does not have a conceal carry permit. During a pat down, police also discovered a baggie of marijuana. According to police, $130 was also found “in denominations consistent with drug sales (6 x $20 and 2 x $5).” Barfield was transported to the Alpharetta Detention Center where police conducted a strip search. A second baggie of marijuana was found.

According to police, Barfield is an offender in other weapons-related charges and that he had a gang member alert listed. Police also said he was on probation out of Fulton County.

Police say Barfield was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of certain felonies, possession of marijuana — less than 1 oz, and carrying/possession of a firearm without a license.


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