Traffic stop, chase leads to marijuana arrests

Published 11:00 pm 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.

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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.