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Traffic stop leads to $85,000 drug bust
Traffic stop leads to $85,000 drug bust

MILTON, Ga. -- Officers with the Milton Police Department arrested a Norcross man after he tried to carjack two motorists and had seven pounds of marijuana and $85,000 in his car -- all while his six-year-old son was with him.

On Tuesday, Mar. 15 at 10:21 p.m., Monroe Le-beau III, 28, was stopped for speeding on Deerfield Parkway at Fawnvista Lane.

Officers allegedly noted that Le-beau's 2007 Dodge Charger smelled of marijuana. When asked to step out of the car, Le-beau refused, citing his son as the reason.

Eventually, Le-beau left the car, but while being questioned, he began running toward the Morris Lake subdivision, leaving his child behind.

Police eventually found the suspect hiding in the back of a gold Toyota Avalon, which he had allegedly carjacked from a 40-year-old Alpharetta man.

Le-beau began to run again, this time toward Fasherstone Drive. With the help of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office and a K-9 unit, police eventually found him hiding in a marshy area.

The suspect began to run for a third time and attempted to carjack a 53-year-old Alpharetta man's BMW. The victim fought back, forcing Le-beau to run down Lathenview Court, where he was caught after being bitten twice by a police dog.

Police uncovered cash on Le-beau's person and in his Charger, totaling about $85,000. In addition to the seven pounds of marijuana, officers also found a copy of The Marijuana Grower's Handbook.

Le-beau was charged with two counts of felony robbery by intimidation, felony drug trafficking and misdemeanor reckless conduct, obstruction by resisting arrest, speeding, failure to maintain lane, failure to wear a seat belt and driving on a suspended license.