Georgiana man jailed for ‘Spice’

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 17, 2016

A Georgiana man is behind bars after he ran a stop sign and River Falls Police found him in possession of a large sum of drugs.

River Falls Police Officer Michael Bishop attempted to stop a vehicle Wednesday evening for running the stop sign at the intersection of Hwy. 55 and Hwy. 84.

“The vehicle failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit was initiated,” River Falls Police Chief Greg Jackson said. “After a lengthy chase, officers took Lajon Pier Pate of Georgiana into custody.”

Jackson said officers located a 4.5 pounds of synthetic marijuana and currency.

Pate was charged with drug trafficking and bond on that was set at $750,000.

“Thanks to Andalusia Police, Gantt Police, Covington County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Task Force and the Covington County E-911 operators for assisting,” Jackson said.