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Man takes off running; leaves pot in the car

Major Herman Lamar Major Herman Lamar
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - Americus Police are looking for a man who ran from them after a traffic stop.

Police say 27-year-old Travis Cook ran into some nearby woods, after he was stopped for a running a stop sign at the intersection of Dismuke and Ashby.

A large of amount of marijuana was found inside his car.

"The situation never tends to end well once you run from the police and escalate the situation. Additional charges compound the situation," said Major Herman Lamar Americus Police Department

Cook is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and attempting to elude police. He also faces felony traffic charges.

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