BLACKSHEAR — One man was jailed on violations of drugs and weapons laws and another got away from police following a traffic stop here Friday afternoon, said Blackshear Police Chief Chris Wright.
Lashadre Smith, 24, of Waycross, the driver of the vehicle, was taken into custody and his passenger jumped out and fled, carrying a package.
Tracking dogs failed to locate the man’s trail. They did however find his package, which contained a fully loaded .45-caliber handgun, a .32-caliber handgun and 2.25 pounds of spice, said Wright.
The passenger has been identified but has not yet been apprehended, said Wright.
Smith was charged with possession with intent to distribute spice, a synthetic marijuana, failure to maintain a lane, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, said Wright.
“Sgt. Charlie Wichman tried to stop the vehicle about 1:30 p.m. Friday on Highway 84 near Trudie Road,” said Wright. “The driver turned onto Trudie, then Gilman Road and then he finally stopped.”
Meanwhile, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Pinehurst Drive Sunday in reference to forgery and theft. Wright said during the investigation it was determined that Michael Charlie McAlpin, 33, had stolen checks from a family member and had forged some of them.
He was in possession of a drug related object and some oxycodone when arrested. Wright said he was placed in the jail on charges of possession of drug related objects, forgery, theft and possession of a Schedule III drug.