Alabama police seize $64K in drugs during routine traffic stop – KIRO Seattle
DECATUR, Ala. — Alabama police conducting a routine stop for a traffic violation discovered more than $64,000 of drugs in the vehicle, authorities said.
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According to the Decatur Police Department, a patrol officer on Friday attempted to make a traffic stop for a driver identified as Ronnie Elliott, 35, of Trinity, WAFF-TV reported. Officers said Elliott jumped out of the moving vehicle and fled on foot, the television station reported.
Elliott was arrested after a short pursuit.
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Police said during their investigation, Elliott was found to possess several narcotics, AL.com reported. The drugs included more than a pound of methamphetamine, more than 50 grams of fentanyl and more than an ounce of crack cocaine, the website reported.
The street value of the narcotics was estimated to be worth more than $64,000 on the street, WHNT-TV reported.
Elliott was charged with three counts of trafficking in illegal drugs, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, attempt to flee and elude, resisting arrest and several traffic violations, police said.
He was booked into the Morgan County Jail, with bail set at $18,700, according to WHNT.
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