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Arrest made after drug user 'caught in the act'

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Posted: Jun 24, 2014 1:21 PM by Brock Sues
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Hammond, arrest, narcotics, Michael Elliot, Tangipahoa Parish

HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish said they caught a 28-year-old man in the act of injecting illegal narcotics and arrested him for several drug related offenses early Monday morning.

A patrolling deputy said he was following up on recommended improvements to security at a recently burglarized deli at about 1:00 a.m. in Hammond when he spotted a suspicious person in a parked car.

The deputy said he saw Michael Elliot of Tickfaw preparing a syringe for drug use as he approached the subject's car, and two syringes fell from Elliot's lap when the deputy asked him to exit vehicle.

Law enforcement located a handgun in Elliot's vehicle and found more drugs on his person after the arrest.

Elliot was charged with possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of illegal narcotics.

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