Traffic Stop In Florence…Suspected Arrested For Trafficking Marijuana

By  | August 11, 2017 | Filed under: News

Demarious Leon Bates

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department released a statement concerning the arrest of a suspect on Thursday, August 10:

“Demarious Leon Bates, B/M 36yoa, Muscle Shoals. Harassment, Drug Paraphernalia, Criminal Mischief, Attempting to Elude, and trafficking Marijuana.
Officer with the Florence Police Department conducted a traffic stop for Failure to Signal. The vehicle stopped on N. Franklin St. in East Florence. The driver, Demarious Leon Bates fled on foot. Officer pursued Mr Bates to include jumping fences. Mr Bates attempted to fight the officer several times. Mr Bates was subdued and handcuffed. Once Mr Bates was arrested he was transported to the Lauderdale County Detention Center. Mr Bates is being held on a $30,000.00 bond. This case has been turned over to the Lauderdale County Drug Task Force.”

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