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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

MARIANNA — A Prattville man was arrested on drug charges Tuesday during a routine traffic stop in Jackson County.

Christopher Arant, 42, of Prattville, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of narcotic equipment.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, a uniformed patrol officer conducting proactive patrols in the area of Highway 231 observed a red pickup truck with faulty equipment and initiated a traffic stop.

The driver, identified as Arant, consented to a search of the vehicle, during which the deputy located a syringe, spoon with a purple substance on it, and a quantity of purple pills suspected to be morphine. He also confirmed Arant did not have a prescription for the pills.

Arant was transported to the Jackson County Correctional Facility.

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