LaGrange Police arrested a man for misdemeanor drug possession Thursday evening, despite his not-so valiant attempt to avoid the charge simply by eating the evidence.
Thursday evening about 6:35 p.m., patrol officers with the LaGrange Police Department were in the area of Whiting Street near Barry Avenue when officers observed a blue Chevrolet Impala with a seat belt violation.
A traffic stop was then conducted on the vehicle on Barry Avenue and police made contact with the driver, Alexzante Corderious Brewer.
Prior to making contact with Brewer, officers observed him eating something as they approached the vehicle.
Police then began to speak with Brewer of the minor safety violation, at which point officers immediately observed a strong odor of marijuana. Brewer was then detained to further investigate the potential illegal drug possession.
Brewer was then found to be in possession of an empty plastic baggie, which officers believe once contained illegal contraband. Police say Brewer also had remnants of a green leafy residence on his left hand believed to be marijuana.
Officers then inspected Brewer’s tongue and found “green leafy residue” believed to be from the marijuana he had just consumed to avoid it being discovered by police.
Police then searched the vehicle and located a misdemeanor amount of suspected marijuana inside the ashtray in the driver’s side door.
Brewer was then taken into custody for possession of marijuana.
As a result, Brewer, age 24, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Possession of Marijuana – Less than an Ounce.
Brewer was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.