‘He’s got a gun’: Police chase leads to drugs, weapon arrest in downtown Atlanta
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A 23-year-old man was arrested after Atlanta police said he ran from a possible drug sale on Tuesday.
According to the Atlanta Police Department, the suspect was identified as Gustavus Johnson.
When officers responded to 300 Peachtree Street NE in reference to possible drug activity, they found a suspicious vehicle backed into a parking space meant for City of Atlanta vehicles. Officers attempted to make contact with two people in the vehicle before a passenger tried to run away.
After a brief chase, the suspect was arrested. During the chase, police said Johnson dropped a Glock 19X handgun. Police also found over 32 grams of marijuana and seven grams of ecstasy, ADP said.
Johnson is facing several charges including possession of a firearm by a first-offender probationer, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution, or sale of marijuana and a schedule I narcotic.
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