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Parking violation leads to drug charges

A parking violation led to one person being issued a citation for marijuana by the Elizabethtown Police Department.

While on patrol, Patrolman Todd came into contact with a vehicle parked illegally in a handicap parking spot near Wash Tubs, according to Lt. Mark McMichael.

Patrolman Todd stopped to speak with the driver, Janiya Hicks, about the violation.  Upon further investigation, Patrolman Todd noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  According to Lt. McMichael, the driver, Janiya Hicks, handed Patrolman Todd partially consumed marijuana which led to a search of the vehicle.

Upon searching the vehicle Patrolman Todd located over 36 grams of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia.  Hicks was cited and released by Patrolman Todd.

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