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Traffic stop, chase leads to marijuana arrests

Published 11:00pm Monday, January 7, 2013

A Troy man was taken in to custody following a brief chase on Butter and Egg Road Monday Morning.

Tarvarus King, 30, of Troy was arrested on first-degree possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and attempting to allude.

An Alabama State Trooper attempted to pull king over for at traffic violation, and after coming to a brief stop, King fled throwing the marijuana out of the vehicle while driving.

Possession of marijuana in the first degree is a Class C felony in Alabama, and carries with it a maximum on 10 years in jail and $15,000 fine. The paraphernalia charge brings a maximum $2,000 fine and 1 year in incarceration.

King was taken to the Pike County Jail.

  • FlyingTooLow

    I wish Mr. King a speedy and complete exoneration. No one should be incarcerated for a plant.

    I stayed 5 years in Federal Prison for a marijuana offense.

    While I was there, I watched armed bank robbers come and go in as little as 17 months. One lad was in for armed Post Office robbery with a sawed off shotgun…his stay, 20 months.

    When I went to the parole board after 3 years ‘behind the wall,’ I pointed this out to the panel members. Their response, “You must understand that yours was a very serious offense.”

    I laughed about that for 2 more years (as I still sat in prison), then wrote my book:

    Shoulda Robbed a Bank

    When I was in, the entire Federal Prison population was just over 28,000. Drug offenders made up 53% of that number. I see today that population has risen to over 218,000.

    Prison is big business. It used to be called ‘slavery.’

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  • FlyingTooLow

    “…the essence of tyranny is the enforcement of stupid laws,”
    —Edmund Burke

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  • patriot2009

    Flytoolow…..”Stupid Is as Stupid Does”…Forrest Gump..1994

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  • patriot2009

    Flytoolow…5 years in federal detention ! Thank you for your non-biased and impartial opinion (please see ealier quote from Mr. Gump)!!!

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  • mustang89

    Elude not allude.

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  • OldSchoolPike3Worker

    I think that cop on the right is the guy from the FX series “The Shield.”

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