Lee County chase leads to drug bust - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Lee County chase leads to drug bust

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Employers ready for upcoming job fair at Moody AFB

    Employers ready for upcoming job fair at Moody AFB

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:36:59 GMT
     Thursday morning, the Valdosta-Lowndes County chamber, along with the Department of Labor, held their second and final "Operation Moody Transition" employer workshop ahead of the September 4th job fair.More >>
     Thursday morning, the Valdosta-Lowndes County chamber, along with the Department of Labor, held their second and final "Operation Moody Transition" employer workshop ahead of the September 4th job fair.
    More >>
  • GEMA offers 10 tips during extreme heat

    GEMA offers 10 tips during extreme heat

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:17:46 GMT
    A heat wave will make it feel like the temperature is over 100º in the next couple of days in South Georgia. The CDC says extreme heat is the top weather-related killer in the nation, claiming approximately 400 lives per year. More >>
    A heat wave will make it feel like the temperature is over 100º in the next couple of days in South Georgia. The CDC says extreme heat is the top weather-related killer in the nation, claiming approximately 400 lives per year. More >>
  • Montford Point Marine to be honored at MCLB

    Montford Point Marine to be honored at MCLB

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:55:05 GMT
    Private First Class James Windom became a member of the Montford Point Marines in June 1943. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in Aug. 1949. The Windom family will be at the ceremony Friday to accept his award.More >>
    Private First Class James Windom became a member of the Montford Point Marines in June 1943. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in Aug. 1949. The Windom family will be at the ceremony Friday to accept his award.More >>

Lee County- An early morning high speed chase turned into a drug bust for Lee County deputies.

Dashboard camera footage from Captain Lyle Mathis' car shows Lt. Jim Wright following a vehicle that ran a red light on U.S. 19 at 75 miles per hour.

The deputies followed the driver all the way to Creekside drive, where he wrecked.

"We had to back off a pretty good bit to keep from wrecking ourselves, so we were pretty sure, pretty confident he was going to wreck, given his manner of driving. He was all over the road," Mathis said.

The deputies caught the driver on foot. They say Byron Hamilton, 23, was under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

They confiscated almost a pound of marijuana, seven grams of cocaine, more than 450 dollars and the supplies needed to sell the drugs.

posted by brannon.stewart@walb.com