Fake Pot Seized, Woman Robbed and Parking Fine Increase Proposed

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.


– Canton-Sixes Patch

Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad agents, along with ,  and Ball Ground police officers, seized about 9,400 packages of synthetic marijuana from Cherokee County stores on June 12.       

Agents were acting under an Emergency Order of the Georgia Board of Pharmacy after these substances were declared schedule I controlled substances on Monday.


– Norcross Patch

A Lawrenceville woman alleged that her friend's ex-boyfriend robbed her by gunpoint in unincorporated Norcross last week. 

The 27-year-old woman told officers her friend asked her to drive her to an ex-boyfriend's house. When they got there, the woman agreed to go inside with her friend.

After letting the women inside the apartment, a man started arguing with her friend and demanded that she owed him money. The man then turned his attention to the victim.

He told her that if she didn't give him the money in her wallet, he would "pistol whip" her "beyond recognition." He added that he would take her car and everything else she owned, too.

So that he wouldn't hurt her, she gave him the $100 in her wallet and left the apartment, she said.

Police were unable to locate the suspect.


– East Atlanta Patch

If approved, new legislation, drafted by at-large Atlanta City Councilman H. Lamar Willis, will increase the initial fine for an overstayed meter in the City of Atlanta by $10 to $35. If the ticket is not paid within 14 days, the fee doubles to $70. And if it's still not fully paid within 45 days, the penalty increases to $95.

The change is being considered in an effort to recoup approximately $4 million Atlanta will not receive following an arbitrator’s ruling that PARKatlanta does not need to pay the city almost three-quarters of what it originally was contracted to pay. Since PARKatlanta began issuing tickets almost 31 months ago, more than 150,000 unpaid tickets have run up a total of $7.4 million. 


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