Norcross teen facing Hall Co. drug charges

An 18-year-old from Norcross is being held in the Hall County Jail on several drug-related charges, including trafficking, after he was stopped on traffic charges by sheriff’s deputies in South Hall recently.


“A Hall County Sheriff’s Office traffic stop for speeding in South Hall County over the weekend landed a Norcross man in jail on multiple drug and traffic charges.

At approximately 4 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4, Traffic Unit deputies clocked a northbound car doing more than 100 mph on Interstate 985 near Exit 8/Friendship Road. The driver took Exit 8 and made a right on Friendship Road. Deputies activated their blue lights and stopped the car, a 2015 Volkswagen Passat, at a gas station on Friendship Road and Distribution parkway.

Deputies arrested the driver, Luis Angel Navaraz-Martinez, 18, for DUI-drugs and other traffic offenses, including speeding, driving with suspended/cancelled/revoked tag, no proof of insurance and a brake light violation.

During a vehicle inventory prior to towing, deputies located approximately five grams of fentanyl, four MDMA pills, less than a gram of cocaine, a handgun and roughly $8,300 cash. The estimated street value of the drug is approximately $1,000.

Investigators charged Navaraz-Martinez with trafficking fentanyl, possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute, possession of MDMA, possession of cocaine and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, all felonies. He is also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor, due to his 16-year-old male passenger.

Deputies took Navaraz-Martinez to the Hall County Jail where he remains held without bond.”