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Wanted Suspect Caught with Drugs During Robbery Investigation

Tommy Murphy
Staff Writer

A man wanted for a misdemeanor violation now faces felony drug charges after he was found with methamphetamine during a robbery investigation.

Monday afternoon, about 4:41 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 900 block of New Mexico Street in reference to reports of a case of robbery by snatching.

Police were unable to locate the suspect vehicle, but learned that one of the subjects involved, Michael Lamar Parker, had an active warrant for his arrest for failure to appear.

Officers later made contact with Parker in the parking lot at the Stay Lodge on Whitesville Road, and he was placed under arrest for the warrant through LaGrange Municipal Court.

After the arrest, Parker admitted to having a syringe in his pocket along with a small amount of methamphetamine.

During a subsequent search, Parker was confirmed to be in possession of the syringe and a small bag of suspected crystal methamphetamine, as well as a small blunt of marijuana.

As a result, Parker, age 29, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into jail charged with possession of methamphetamine and failure to appear.

Parker was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.

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