Foot chase leads to drug bust
by Staff Report
Sep 13, 2012 | 3201 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After a short foot chase Tuesday night, Cartersville police found small amounts of methamphetamine in a plastic bag and folded dollar bill.

While patrolling 1400 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, Parkway North, on foot, two officers saw a man hurriedly enter a blue Nissan with a cracked windshield. According to the incident report three other people were in the vehicle, two of them juveniles.

As the car attempted to leave, one officer asked the driver to stop, as the juveniles were not properly restrained. The driver stopped and was approached by the other officer.

The front seat passenger, later identified as Samuel Boyd, was approached as well. The officer saw that Boyd’s eyes, which were reportedly red and puffy, did not react to the flashlight. The officer also saw Boyd’s mouth was “extremely dry.” As the officer ran Boyd’s information through Bartow County dispatch, he asked about the juveniles in the back seat. Boyd said they were his children.

After finding out Boyd was on active probation, the officer gave him a pat-down for weapons. He found a cell phone in Boyd’s front pocket and a folded dollar bill containing an unknown substance in his back pocket.

As the officer pulled the dollar bill out of his pocket, Boyd pushed the officer off of him and ran.

He fled south, through a storage facility with both officers pursuing him. As he ran through the yard of 418 Grassdale Road, a third officer grabbed Boyd. He was wrestled to the ground and, after being handcuffed, still struggled with the officers. After a second search, the officers found Boyd had methamphetamine in a small plastic bag.

Testing confirmed the substance in the folded dollar bill was methamphetamine as well.

Boyd was taken to Bartow County Jail and was charged with obstruction of officers and possession of methamphetamine.