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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Traffic Stop Leads to Warrant Arrest

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Traffic Stop Leads to Warrant Arrest


On March 19th, 2018 at 11:27 am Officers from the Lafayette Police Department were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on Darius Printup (20), for a prior drug case.  Once Officers located Printup they attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle he was driving.  Printup refused to stop and continued to drive at slow speed for a short distance.  Printup finally came to a stop in the 2100 block of Bridgewater Circle where he was arrested without incident.


Officers located a loaded handgun in the vehicle along with 227 grams of spice, and over a $1,000 in cash.  Printup was transported to the Tippecanoe County Jail where he was arrested for the following charges:


-Resisting law enforcement with a vehicle

-Possession of a handgun without a license

-Dealing in a synthetic drug

-Possession of a synthetic drug

-Possession of paraphernalia


Sergeant Matt Gard

Community Outreach & Crime Prevention


The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. 

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