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Atlanta man arrested on drug charges after caught speeding 126 mph on Ga. 400
Forsyth County Sheriff's Office deputies examine marijuana found in a Dodge Challenger during a traffic stop Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. - photo by Ben Hendren

An Atlanta man was arrested on drug charges Tuesday after authorities stopped him traveling 126 mph on Ga. 400.

Darrochino Cox

Darrochino Cox, 27, was charged with reckless driving, speeding, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug-related objects, according to Stacie Miller, spokeswoman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. Cox was also charged with driving under the influence, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, failure to maintain lane and driving with an expired license.

Cox was arrested at 11:12 p.m. Tuesday after deputies stopped a Dodge Challenger, going 126 mph, on the off-ramp to Exit 13.

During an impaired driving investigation, Cox fled on foot behind Academy Sports+Outdoors at The Collection at Forsyth, Miller said. Deputies pursued Cox as he fled back toward the off-ramp and a nearby wooded area.

Deputies apprehended Cox as he tried to leave the wooded area and found more than an ounce of marijuana in the vehicle, which is a felony, along with drug-related objects, Miller said.

Cox is being held at Forsyth County Jail without bond.