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Traffic stop leads to felony arrest

An early morning traffic stop by Monticello police Wednesday led to the arrest of a Prentiss man for an open container violation, but that was just the beginning of his charges.

Monticello Police Chief David Stanley said officers recognized Henry Labaree Booth, 28, 105 Black Polk Road, and stopped him on Hwy. 84 eastbound at the ramp of Old Hwy. 27 because he had an outstanding grand jury indictment through the county.

Booth was also charged with felony possession of marijuana while in possession of a firearm, trafficking a Schedule 1 controlled substance while in possession of a firearm — he had over 100 doses of ecstasy — and possession of a firearm, which police seized.

Booth made an initial appearance later that day before Judge Albert Turnage. Turnage set Booth’s bond at $150,000.