Crash, chase lead to drug, weapon charges in Calhoun, Ga.

Crash, chase lead to drug, weapon charges in Calhoun, Ga.

April 25th, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

A car crash and foot pursuit in Calhoun, Ga., on Monday led to multiple charges against a Dalton man.

Carlos Jordan's vehicle crashed through a ditch and flipped in the driveway of the Popeye's chicken restaurant shortly before 8:30 p.m., Calhoun Police Department spokeswoman Sharon Jolley said in a news release. 

A Calhoun officer saw the wreck and stopped. He said Jordan had cuts and injuries but didn't want medical treatment. Aske for his license, Jordan ran away while "discarding large quantities of methamphetamine into the air attempting to evade officers," Jolley said in the release. 

Police cornered him in the back parking lot of the NAPA Auto Parts store, she said, and found more meth in his pocket and a large quantity of the drug in his car, along with tablets of the tranquilizers Lorazepam and Clonazepam.

Jordan was taken to a hospital, where he was diagnosed with a broken nose and neck, and transferred to an Atlanta hospital, Jolley said. 

He is charged with trafficking in meth; possession of a weapon during commission of a crime; being a felon in possession of a firearm; driving under the influence and traffic charges. He will be taken to the Gordon County Jail once he is released from the hospital, Jolley said.