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Man stopped in South Hall, charged with cocaine possession
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Anthony Mabe

A Duluth man was arrested Tuesday in South Hall on drug charges following a traffic stop.

Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks with the Hall County Sheriff's Office said deputies saw a 2007 Dodge truck with a government license plate traveling east on Mundy Mill Road at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies learned the truck was registered to the City of Norcross Housing Authority and became suspicious that it may have been stolen, given the time of night and location.

Deputies stopped the truck on Interstate 985 and found that the driver had a glass smoking pipe filled with cocaine residue, Wilbanks said.

The driver, Anthony Mabe, 53, is an employee of Norcross Housing Authority and the vehicle is assigned to him. Mabe told authorities he was picking his son up from work in Gainesville, Wilbanks said.

Mabe was charged with possession of cocaine and booked into the Hall County Jail.

The incident remains under investigation by the Hall County Sheriff's Office, Uniform Patrol Division. 

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