Two suspects are in jail following a car chase early Thursday that exceeded 125 miles per hour and the discovery of a large amount of illegal drugs.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said deputies found more than 70 grams of drugs in the vehicle. To put that in perspective, more than 28 grams is considering trafficking.
Isaac Otwell, 37, of Woodstock, who was driving the car, and passenger Jessica Emmett, 27, of Dallas, Georgia, face numerous charges, including trafficking meth and possession of illegal substances.
The chase began about 1 a.m. when deputies moved behind a Dodge Magnum traveling at high speeds on Highway 16 south toward Whitesburg. According to the sheriff’s office report, deputies reached the speed of 115 miles per hour in order to catch up to the Dodge.
When officers were finally able to catch up they turned on their lights and the Dodge went to the shoulder of the road to pass an 18-wheeler.
The Dodge entered the city limits of Whitesburg at speeds exceeding 100 mph. The Dodge went through the Get N Go parking lot then headed toward Carrollton at speeds over 125 mph.
Deputies set up a spike strip on Highway 16 south in the area of Whooping Creek Church Drive but the Dodge left the roadway, entirely missing the spikes and almost wrecking.
The Dodge turned onto Old Newnan Road and then onto Cross Plains Road. While making a sharp left turn onto Old Four Notch Road the car struck a ditch and became stuck.
Otwell and Emmett and were ordered to the ground. Emmett complied but Otwell ran before being caught.
The sheriff’s office said deputies found a large bag containing over 70 grams of meth. Otwell’s jacket contained two more small bags of meth and heroin. An orange pill bottle found in the front passenger seat was filled with 76 Xanax pills.
Both have been charged with trafficking meth, possession of a schedule one substance and possession of a schedule IV substance. Otwell was additional charged with warrants for felony fleeing and eluding and obstruction. Otwell was issued a ticket for reckless driving, weaving over the roadway, driving too fast for conditions, passing in a no passing zone and speeding in excess of 125 MPH.