LaGrange Police have arrested a local man on felony narcotics charges after the wanted suspect was spotted walking into town and later found to have drugs on his person.
Thursday night about 8:30 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department were responding to a separate call for service when a wanted subject was observed walking along Whitesville Street near Wright Street.
Officers were familiar with the subject, Randall Scott Bullard, and were quickly able to confirm he had a warrant for his arrest through the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.
Due to the call not being an emergency, officers turned around and were later able to relocate Bullard in front of the AK Food Mart on Whitesville Street.
Police made contact with Bullard and advised him that he had an active warrant for his arrest. Bullard was then placed under arrest and taken into custody.
Prior to a search to arrest, officers asked Bullard if he had any items on his that they needed to know about and he admitted to having a pipe in his pocket. Police then recovered a brown translucent cylinder in his pocket, which contained a wire mesh and a burnt residue believed to be methamphetamine. Officers also located a small 2 to 3 inch metal rod and some more copper wire mesh, which they believe were used to smoke illegal drugs.
As a result, Bullard, age 28, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Related Objects, and a warrant for Felony Probation Violation.
Bullard is currently being held at the Troup County Jail where he was denied bond.
Tommy Murphy Staff Writer