BUTTS COUNTY, Ga. – An investigator with DeKalb County Magistrate Court remained behind bars Monday night in Butts County. The Butts County Sheriff’s Office said Marques Smith and another man were arrested late Thursday night on Interstate 75 with a pound of marijuana and several weapons in their vehicle.
“Right here, we got a pound of weed and we got four weapons that was seized on the interstate,” said Major Jeffery Nix as he showed FOX 5 News a confiscated pound of marijuana, two handguns and two AR 15 rifles.
That in itself is always of concern to Major Jeffery Nix, more so this time because the weed and guns were in Smith’s car.
“Mr. Marques Smith, he represented himself as an investigator with the Magistrate Judges Office in DeKalb County. He does, in fact, work there,” said Major Nix.
Major Nix said Smith was pulled over on I-75 late Thursday night for failure to maintain a lane and following too close.
On dash cam video 35-year-old Smith exchanged remarks with the deputy about working for Magistrate