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Niagara Falls traffic stop nets man wanted for armed robbery in Georgia

NIAGARA FALLS – A Niagara Falls man was arrested for armed robbery in Georgia after a routine traffic stop.

State Police stopped a vehicle on Niagara Falls Boulevard at about 5:40 p.m. Saturday for failing to signal a turn. Troopers noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and a search of the vehicle resulted in troopers finding a small bag of suspected pot.

A records check returned the outstanding warrant for armed robbery from the Sandy Springs, Ga., Police Department.

Amir Hayes, 19, was taken into custody on charges of unlawful possession of marijuana and as a fugitive of justice for the outstanding warrant for armed robbery.

Hayes was taken to the Niagara County Jail to await extradition procedures.