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Traffic stop leads to arrest

A traffic stop by Van Buren County deputies has lead to drug charges against a Quitman man.

The vehicle was observed leaving the Holland Cemetery in the early morning hours of Aug. 19. The vehicle left and was driving on the left side of the road, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. The vehicle was pulled over.

The driver admitted to having some prescription drugs in the vehicle that weren’t prescribed to him, the news release states. He later admitted to having other contraband in the vehicle, according to the report.

The 20th Judicial Drug Task Force arrived to assist at the scene where investigators found prescription pills, syringes, pipes and several plastic bags that contained suspected methamphetamine residue and suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle, the report states.

Christopher Tully, 34, of Quitman was transported from the scene to the Van Buren County Detention Center where he was booked on possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, both Class D felonies.

Tulley was released on a $3,000 bond. In Circuit Court last week he pleaded not guilty and was ordered to return to court on Oct. 11.

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