Two local men were recently arrested for marijuana possession and other charges in separate incidents.

The Braselton Police Department arrested the following:

•Jacques D. Ellington, 23, 4560 Quail Point Way, Hoschton — expired decal on license plate; possession of a weapon during commission of certain crimes; and possession of marijuana. Officers stopped Ellington for a tag decal violation. They smelled marijuana in the vehicle and found a bag containing 33 ounces of suspected marijuana, along with a scale and a firearm.

•Daniel Lee Tavenner, 23, 41 Ashwick Dr., Jefferson — possession of marijuana; possession of drug-related objects; speeding; reckless driving; and expired decal on license plate. Tavenner was stopped for speeding and when officers approached, he said "I know it smells like weed." He handed over a little over an ounce of marijuana, along with a grinder.


Other recent incidents reported to the BPD were:

•information on Bucknell Dr. where a woman who attempted suicide was found responsive and turned over to EMS.

•possession of marijuana less than an ounce; possession of drug-related objects; driving a vehicle without a tag; and brake light/signal device violation on Hwy. 124. Officers stopped a vehicle for a light violation and smelled marijuana in the vehicle. The driver and a passenger handed over the substance, along with a smoking pipe. The driver and two passengers were cited.

•suspicious activity on Climbing Rose St. where a woman saw her soon-to-be ex near her house and the man reportedly became hostile when confronted.

•speeding; possession of marijuana less than an ounce; and possession of drug-related objects on I-85. Officers stopped a vehicle for speeding and learned the driver only had a learner's permit and no one in the vehicle was over 21 years old. Inside the vehicle, officers found marijuana, a smoking device and a grinder.

•racing and driving without a valid license on Hwy. 211 where a officers stopped a vehicle after it sped through a light when the light changed green. The driver didn't have a license and was cited. A licensed family member took control of the vehicle.


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