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Police Catch Wanted Suspect with Drugs in Traffic Stop

LaGrange Police have arrested a suspect who is wanted out of Alabama after a routine traffic stop led them to discover the warrant for his arrest and multiple bags of marijuana in his vehicle.

Saturday night about 10 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a green Mercury Grand Marquis on South Greenwood Street near the Hot Spot convenience store for a tail light violation.

Police made contact with the driver, Yamaine Guyvin Elliot, and explained the reason for the stop. After he provided his driver’s license, officers ran his information through Troup 911 and learned the vehicle had no valid insurance and Elliot had an active warrant through Chambers County, Alabama for a grand jury indictment.

Elliot was then detained and officer began to investigate an odor of marijuana coming from his vehicle. The vehicle was searched and offices located a black jar that contained three small bags of suspected marijuana.

Police later contacted Chambers County and they requested a hold be placed on Elliot for possible extradition back to Alabama.

As a result, Elliot, age 23, 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, Failure to Maintain Minimum Insurance, and Operating a Vehicle with Improper Taillights.

Elliot is currently being held at the Troup County Jail where he was denied bond.