A suspected drug dealer identified as Joe Hobson Jr, who was pulled over on Interstate 20 near Conyers, Georgia, USA, on Thursday on suspicion of drug trafficking, reportedly fled shortly after the traffic stop, and buried himself in the mud after he was pulled over in a car full of cocaine and crystal meth.
It was gathered that the drug dealer was found two hours later with his feet sticking out of a muddy drainage creek where he had buried himself but got stuck, after Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office set up a perimeter.
Hobson who was carried away on a stretcher to the hospital for medical attention, was found in possession of two handguns; one of which was stolen, and had $4,000 cash on him at the time of his arrest.
He has also been charged with possession of 29 grams of cocaine, seven grams of methamphetamine, 12 ounces of weed and oxycodine, as well as liquid codeine.
Sharing the news on Facebook, Conyers Police wrote;
“THIS CONVICTED FELON IS NOW BACK BEHIND BARS FOLLOWING A RATHER UNUSUAL SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS (FOR HIM) YESTERDAY (THURSDAY MARCH 1).
“ROCKDALE FIRE RESCUE DID A FANTASTIC JOB SAFELY EXTRACTING HOBSON FROM AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS PREDICAMENT.
“HE WAS TRANSPORTED BY NATIONAL EMS TO THE HOSPITAL AND CONFINED TO ROCKDALE COUNTY JAIL BEFORE THE NIGHT WAS OVER.
“THANK YOU TO ALL THAT SUPPORTED THE MANHUNT IN THE RAIN YESTERDAY AND WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THE SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME.”
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UK police on the other hand, have trialed a new tactic designed to disrupt the drug trade by remotely disabling dealers’ phones, according to comments made by law enforcement officials during a recent police conference.
Police officers have said the tactic uses ‘DDoS-style’ techniques, although it likely works in a different technical way, with authorities ordering telcos to disable certain phones.