Police: Wanted man caught with meth, marijuana, and guns

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  A Columbus man wanted by the feds is back in custody after months on the run.

Aaron Scarborough smiled at WTVM's cameras Thursday afternoon as he was being taken into the federal courthouse downtown for a hearing.

The 28-year-old was indicted in District Court last summer for allegedly dealing methamphetamine.

He posted bond and after missing a court appearance in January, he became a wanted man.

For nearly three months, he managed to remain at large.

Federal authorities tell WTVM that during their investigation, they had received information that the local fugitive was armed and allegedly making threats to any law enforcement agent that tried to arrest him.

This week, the United States Marshals tracked him to an Opelika Days Inn and with the help of Opelika Police, Lee County Sheriff's Office, and Metro Narcotics agents, they arrested him inside one of the rooms.

Opelika officials say they found meth, marijuana and guns inside.

District Court Judge Clay Land revoked Scarborough's bond today.

He will remain in prison until his trial.

Officials in the Opelika Police Department say he faces new drug charges there on top of his federal charges after his arrest this week.

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