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Two arrested on drug charges after Banks County chase

By Rob Moore Editor
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Meljentavious Lyn’Juan Martin
HOMER – Banks County deputies arrested two men on drug charges following a chase in Banks County Monday night.

According to Sheriff Carlton Speed, Banks County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a drug operation at a controlled area of Banks County at 10:30 p.m. After the buy was complete and deputies attempted to arrest the offenders, the fleeing suspects drove their vehicle into another vehicle and fled south on U.S. Highway 441.

Banks County officers pursued the vehicle into the city limits of Commerce, at which time the fleeing driver stopped his vehicle and two men were taken into custody.

The offenders were identified as Travavious Kuantrell Umble and Meljentavious Lyn’Juan Martin, both of Hartwell. Both were charged with attempt to violate the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, abandonment of certain dangerous drugs, poisons, or controlled substances.

Umble also was charged with failure to yield right of way to an emergency vehicle, reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, speeding in excess of maximum limits, failure to obey a traffic control device/stop sign, improper lane change, weaving over roadway, failure to report accident with injury/damage, hit and run/duty of driver to stop at or return to the scene of an accident, and driving without a valid license.

Banks County Sheriff’s Office units located on the side of U.S. Highway 441 just south of Walmart a glass Mason jar containing a large amount of marijuana that had been thrown from the fleeing vehicle, Speed said.

Banks County Sheriff’s Office continues its investigation and asks anyone with information to call BCSO at (706) 677-2248, or the Tip Line at (678) 780-1227.
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