Hixson man arrested on drug charges after being checked by GSP going 100+ on I-75 in Catoosa Co.
According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, on Sunday, July 5th, 2020, at approximately 5:05 AM, TFC Terry was sitting stationary on I-75 near mile marker 345, ensuring the motoring public was traveling safely. TFC Terry checked a white Dodge Charger traveling northbound at 107 MPH in the 70 MPH zone. The driver was in and out of traffic, improperly passing and making improper lane changes. Upon stopping the vehicle, TFC Terry approached the driver's window and requested the driver's license. The driver handed the trooper a Tennessee I.D. only card that identified him as Elijah A. Young, 21 of Hixson. While speaking to Young, the trooper noticed the odor of marijuana coming from his person. TFC Terry had him exit the vehicle and step to the rear. The trooper asked him if he had any marijuana, and he stated he didn't. The trooper had him place his hands on the rear of his vehicle and asked him again. He then stated that he had about a blunts worth of marijuana in his front left pocket. The trooper then received from his front left pocket a baggie of a green leafy substance, a set of digital scales, and a baggie containing 21 multi-colored pills. The trooper asked him if the pills were ecstasy, and he stated they were. Young then also advised me that there were two guns in the vehicle. The trooper then requested an additional unit and had Young take a seat in the rear of the patrol car. The trooper also located in the center console, an additional digital scale. After completing the vehicle search, the trooper had the driver perform a series of standardized field sobriety tests. After the completion of field sobriety, Young was found to not be under the influence. Young was charged with speeding, turning movements, license to carried and exhibited on demand, reckless driving, possession of drug-related objects, possession of marijuana, and possession of a schedule 1 controlled substance (felony).