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LaGrange police arrested a man for allegedly possessing a firearm as a convicted felon as well as driving with a suspended license and altering the ID number of a weapon Wednesday morning.

According to a police report, at around 12:14 a.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop in the 500 block of South Greenwood Street for no tag light. Upon making contact with the driver, later identified as Christopher Milton, 23, of LaGrange,the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana lingering inside the vehicle.

The report said that Milton claimed that he and the passenger had smoked four to five hours prior. When the officer asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, Milton said that the vehicle belonged to his mother and that she kept a Kel-Tec .9 MM handgun under the passenger seat.

According the report, the officer found the handgun with the serial number filed off under the passenger seat. No traces of marijuana were found.

A further investigation showed that Milton was a convicted felon for identity fraud, as well as that he had a suspended license for child support obligation.

Milton was handcuffed booked into the Troup County Jail. He was given a written warning for no tag light, cited for driving on a suspended license and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and altering the ID number of a weapon.


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