Livingston PD: Man found with drugs during traffic stop tries to run

Nigel Farr (Source: Polk County Jail)
Nigel Farr (Source: Polk County Jail)

LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) - Aman who was allegedly found to be in possession of synthetic marijuana and drugparaphernalia during a routine traffic stop by Livingston Police Officers triedto run away after they had put him in handcuffs.

Policepursued Nigel Sherrod Farr, 23, of Livingston, and caught him a short distancefrom the scene of the traffic stop.

Farris still being held in the Polk County Jail on a felony charge of possession ofa controlled substance less than one gram and two misdemeanor charges - evadingarrest and possession of a controlled substance less than 2 ounces. No bail hasbeen set at this time.

Accordingto Lt. Matt Parrish, a spokesman for the Livingston Police Department, LPDofficers made a routine traffic stop in the town, and when Farr emptied hispockets, the officers discovered a small bag of synthetic marijuana and acigarette box with a trace amount of methamphetamine.

Farrwas placed in handcuffs, and while the officers were securing the evidence, thesuspect allegedly tried to flee on foot, Parrish said.

Duringthe stop, the officers also discovered that the other person in the vehicle,Kelvin O'Quin, of Livingston, had an outstanding warrant for assault-familyviolence and arrested him as well. O'Quin has already been released from thePolk County Jail.

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