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1 person arrested for evading, drugs and weapons following traffic stop in Palestine

Police found pills, suspected marijuana and a loaded handgun during a search of the vehicle.

PALESTINE, Texas — One person has been arrested after fleeing on foot following a traffic stop in Palestine.

According to the Palestine Police Department, on Wednesday, June 16, police stopped 23-year-old Marcus Cook Jr of Palestine in the 1700 block of Eilenstein Street for a traffic violation.

Cook fled on foot but was quickly apprehended by police.

Officers searched the vehicle and found 94 grams of suspected Xanax, over 28 ounces of suspected marijuana, a loaded 9 mm handgun and cash.

Cook was transported to the Anderson County Jail and booked for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, possession marijuana 4 ounces<=5 pounds drug free zone, unlawful carrying of a weapon and evading arrest detention.

𝐏𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐀𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐄𝐯𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐖𝐞𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐫𝐮𝐠𝐬 For the Official Press Release, go to http://bit.ly/62121Cook #palestinepd #ppdnews

Posted by Palestine Police Department on Monday, June 21, 2021