Drugs, money found in car; 1 arrested, 1 on the loose

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Police are looking for a person who they said ran from a traffic stop Monday. One person was taken into custody.

Darrius McElroy
Darrius McElroy

Police are looking for Darrius McElroy.

An officer was patrolling near the Forest Hill area and noticed a Honda was violating several traffic stops. Police pulled the car over and they said McElroy ran way from the scene on foot.

The passenger, Shaquile Hinton was arrested.

Shaquile Hinton
Shaquile Hinton

Officers found more than two pounds of marijuana, 17 ounces of codeine and other drug paraphernalia in the car. A pistol was also confiscated along with more than $9,000.

Hinton is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm and possession of codeine with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm.

Police said McElroy is a convicted felony. He will be charged with convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts, contact police at 601-960-1234 or 601-355-TIPS.

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