Arrest made after drug user 'caught in the act'
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.