Georgia police recently responded to an incident involving two Marietta men. One has been arrested on drug charges. Officers are still searching for another individual who reportedly fled from the scene.
According to police reports, officers responded to a 911 call that had reported a parked car with a man sitting inside, vomiting outside the vehicle. When the police arrived on the scene, they initially spoke with him. However, reports state that the man fled on foot, then got into a van driven by an unidentified woman and left the scene. By police accounts, two officers were almost hit by the van as it left the scene. However, no assault charges were filed after a video review.
Police have apparently identified the man who allegedly fled the scene and report that he is 34 years old. Methamphetamine with an estimated street value of approximately $6,500 was reportedly discovered in the trunk of the car that remained at the scene. The man faces charges of trafficking methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and intent to distributed marijuana. Those charges appear to relate to evidence said to have been seized from a backpack left in the car by the man who ran from the scene. He also faces charges of obstruction or hindering law enforcement.
While police are still searching for the man, they arrested a 34-year-old man who owned the vehicle involved in the incident. He was charged with trafficking methamphetamine. He was also charged with possession of heroin after police reportedly found the substance in a prescription bottle in the vehicle.
Penalties for a conviction from drug charges could potentially be serious for Georgia residents. Those facing similar charges often seek counsel from an experienced criminal defense attorney. A seasoned lawyer may help individuals understand their options and minimize potential negative consequences.
Source: mdjonline.com, "Man sought on drug trafficking charges; one arrest made", Jon Gargis, Feb. 24, 2017