Thomas County/Thomasville Narcotics/Vice Division agents saw a vehicle they were looking for leave an East Jackson business.
Believing cocaine was in the vehicle, agents followed the car west on Jackson.
Officers’ vehicle had no emergency lights.
“The occupants knew who we were. It appeared they were trying to get away from us, but were not driving erratically,” said Kevin Lee, narcotics/vice commander.
The gold Buick eventually went to a residence in the 500 block of East Monroe Street, where the two male occupants got out of the car.
One of the males said he did not know who owned the Buick. The other man went into the house and came back out.
Meanwhile, agents searched the car and found a potato chip can containing five grams of powder cocaine and 19 grams of crack cocaine. The men were arrested and interviewed.
Edgar Jerome Johnson, 34, 415 Caitlin Lame, told agents the cocaine belonged to him and that the other man was not involved.
After his confession, latent fingerprints on the chip can were determined to be Johnson’s.
The suspect is charged with cocaine possession with intent to distribute.
Johnson was released from the Thomas County Jail on a $7,100 bond.