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Thibodaux Police: Drug suspect tried to drive away with officer hanging on to him

Willie Azema, III (Thibodaux Police) Willie Azema, III (Thibodaux Police)
THIBODAUX, LA (WVUE) -

Thibodaux Police say a traffic stop over the weekend turned into a cocaine bust. 
Police Chief Scott Silverii says officers tried to stop 19-year-old Willie Azema III on Saturday night for failing to dim the headlights of a car he was driving. 
Investigators say he pulled into a gas station parking lot and let out a passenger. When an officer approached his driver side and opened the door, police say Azema refused to put the vehicle in park. 
They say Azema then began to drive off while the officer held on to him. Police say the officer did manage to put the car in park and arrest Azema. 
Officers say they recovered $1,100 in cocaine and marijuana inside the car. The passenger was released on the scene. Police say Azema was arrested on July 8th for a shooting he was involved in last month. 

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