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Vidalia men arrested after dumping drugs

VIDALIATwo Vidalia men were arrested Tuesday after they fled from Vidalia Police Department officers and allegedly threw a bag of cocaine out the window of the car during the chase.

Vidalia Police Chief Arthur Lewis said officers saw a white 1997 Nissan with no license plate cross in front of them and turn on Magnolia Street at approximatly 10:38 p.m. Tuesday.

The officers attempted to stop the vehicle for the plate violation, but the vehicle did not stop.

At the intersection of North Magnolia and Texas streets, the officers said they observed the passenger throw something out of the window.

One of the officers recovered the item and identified it as 13.1 grams of cocaine.

The other officer continued following the vehicle before the driver finally stopped in the driveway of 607 N. Magnolia Street.

The driver of the vehicle, Troy Fair, 41, 602 N. Spruce St., Vidalia, was arrested and booked on charges of no license plate, no drivers license, open container, flight from an officer and possession of schedule II narcotics.

The passenger of the vehicle, John A. Yearby, 34, 822 Mooselodge Road, Vidalia, was arrested and booked on charges of possession of schedule II narcotics and open container.

Both men received a bond of $20,000 and remained in Concordia Parish jail Wednesday night.