Officer stops man for busted headlight, finds much more in the vehicle

Michael Middlebrook (Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office)

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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