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Son of U.S. Senate Candidate Faces Marijuana Charge in Athens

Paul Collins Broun III is the son of U.S. Rep. Paul Broun

Paul Collins Broun III. Clarke County jail mug shots.
Paul Collins Broun III. Clarke County jail mug shots.

The 23-year-old son of U.S. Rep. Paul Broun was arrested in Athens Saturday morning after police found marijuana in his car.

The Athens Banner-Herald reported Paul Collins Broun III was stopped in a University of Georgia parking lot near South Lumpkin Street after 4 a.m. Saturday, 10. He was charged with possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce, and failure to obey a traffic signal.

Police say an officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana after stopping the 2014 Cadillac driven by Broun. Both Broun and his passenger denied there was any pot, but a search found marijuana in a bag in the center console and residue in a film canister in Broun’s pocket.

Rep. Broun, who represents House District 10, is a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate.

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Bob May 13, 2014 at 09:48 AM
At least he has evolved unlike his father.
Dan Smith May 13, 2014 at 11:46 AM
It's the Illuminati that framed that kid becaue there's nothing we, uhh, I mean they won't do to stop Paul Broun! Mwhahahahahahahahahahah !!!!!!!!
Lone Stranger May 13, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Geez. I would hate to be this kid. Its pretty clear that the father has no control over a college aged son away from home on his own in the year 2014. Kids are going to do what they want to do under these circumstances. The bigger issue is why is anyone wasting law enforcement resources on this to begin with. Write him a ticket and send him home. Better yet just send him home and can all the pot hysteria.
Tortoise May 13, 2014 at 03:58 PM
Poor kid. To have Broun as a father is bad enough, but to be busted by the Athens Po Po on a piddly-ass marijuana charge on top of it. I would say that most of us have taken a toke at least once in our lives, and it was sheer dumb luck that we weren't busted. I blame Reagan and his war on drugs.
DP May 14, 2014 at 11:01 AM
Lesson One...don't run from the cops.duh!

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