Cops: Drug dealers nabbed after running out of gas

BUFORD -- Here's one way to get caught if you're (allegedly) selling drugs from your car: run out of gas.

Jay Kite, 28, of Braselton and Randy Holloway, 22, of Buford were arrested Christmas Eve and charged with various drug offenses. Gwinnett County Detention Center records showed neither had posted bond as of Thursday afternoon.

According to an incident report filed by Gwinnett County police, officers were initially called to the area near Trombly and Blaisdell drives -- just off Thompson Mill Road in Buford -- after a neighborhood resident reported that the two men were "soliciting people in the neighborhood for money to get gas."

When confronted, Kite reportedly told police they were waiting in his mother's Buick LeSabre for a friend to bring gas. The responding officer reported "an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle," and was given permission to search the car, the report said.

In the center console, authorities reportedly found a purple Crown Royal bag with a baggy of "green leafy material," two glass pipes, a digital scale, a "clear baggy containing 57 small green baggies," a metal grinder and several more items inside.

In the locked glove box, police said they found a pink handbag with even more drugs: three grams of a white powder later identified as methamphetamine; 24 pills believed to be used to treat attention deficit disorder; several more pills that were not yet identified; a clear pipe and a few more items.

Because of the "accessibility of both parties" to the drugs and paraphernalia, the responding officer wrote, both were arrested.

As Kite and Holloway were being placed under arrest, "a male arrived on scene in a black Honda and stated he was bringing gas to the suspects," police said.