Armed Home Invasion Leads to Marijuana Arrest

Thirteen-year-old boy alone in a westside Atlanta apartment off Northside Drive when two armed men broke in late Sunday afternoon looking for “where the weed” was located.

An armed robbery attempt at a westside apartment late Sunday afternoon resulted in the inhabitant being arrested on marijuana charges.

According to Atlanta Police Department spokesman John Chafee, at around 5:30 p.m., two suspects approached an apartment located in the 500 block of Northside Circle in the Loring Heights neighborhood.

A 13-year-old boy was alone at his uncle’s apartment residence at the Hartford Place apartments when the two suspects entered the residence through an unlocked rear door. Pointing a handgun at the young teenager, the suspects asked the boy “where the weed” was according to Chafee.

After searching the apartment, the suspects left, where upon the boy asked a nearby citizen to call his uncle and police. It is unknown if any items were taken by the suspects.

During the police investigation into the home invasion, police located a large amount of marijuana and arrested the uncle, Henry Johnson, 20, on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.


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