Over the weekend, Polk County Police Officer Howard of the Uniformed Patrol Division was conducting speed enforcement in the area of Highway 27 / Lewis Road. Officer Howard observed a white 2012 Porsche Cayenne traveling at a high rate of speed. Officer Howard checked the vehicle’s speed with his RADAR, and clocked the vehicle at 84mph in a 60mph zone.

Officer Howard attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the vehicle fled. A vehicle pursuit began, and went South on Highway 27. The pursuit ultimately ended on Lake Creek Road / Highway 27, where the vehicle wrecked.

The offender (later identified as Jeffery Hodges (35yom – Rockmart) was subsequently taken into custody without incident. During the course of the investigation, the following was seized:

– $59,138 in American Currency

– (x100) suspected Ecstasy pills

– Approximately 6 Ounces of suspected Cocaine

– Approximately 8 Ounces of suspected Marijuana

– (x25) prescription pills (all Schedule 4)

– A Glock 26 (.9mm)

Mr. Hodges was charged with:

– Speeding

– Reckless Driving

– Fleeing / Attempting to Elude

– Expired Drivers License

– Wrong Side of Road

– Possession of Marijuana

– Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

– Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime

– Possession of a Schedule 4 Controlled Substance

– Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute

– Possession of Ecstasy

– Possession of Ecstasy with Intent to Distribute

– Trafficking in Ecstasy

– Possession of Cocaine

– Trafficking in Cocaine

– Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime

– Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon