A Summerville man was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after he attempted to elude authorities on Martha Berry Highway at North Fifth Avenue in Rome late Monday night.

According to the Rome police reports:

Christopher Ray Phillips, 29, 934 Black Berryton Rd., Summerville, was riding with a friend on Martha Berry Highway going towards John Davenport Drive and going 51 MPH in a 35 MPH zone.

Rome police officers began following them with patrol lights on and saw a passenger in the car throw a small plastic bag out of the passenger window.

Police officials recovered the bag and determined that it contained less than 1 ounce of marijuana which was claimed by Phillips.

Phillips was released Tuesday morning.

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