A simple traffic stop quickly turned into an arrest for 23-year-old Michael Middlebrook, who is now facing drug-related charges.
Middlebrook is charged with theft by receiving, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of a drug related object, no headlights and failure to stop at a stop sign.
An officer stopped the Gainesville native for a traffic violation, but found the man in possession of marijuana, digital scaled, packaging materials, and a stolen semi-automatic 9mm pistol.
He was arrested without incident and booked in Hall County Jail.
The case remains under investigation.
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