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Traffic stop leads to drug charge

Shyron Smith (Dougherty Co. jail) Shyron Smith (Dougherty Co. jail)

August 22, 2007

Albany -- An Albany man is facing several drug and traffic charges, after crashing his car trying to run from Dougherty County Police.  

Dougherty County Police say officers saw 27-year-old Shyron Smith run a red light on North Central street about 1:00 Tuesday afternoon, and drive away.

Police say Smith crashed his 2007 Mazda into a tree on North Carroll Street, and then ran on foot. He was arrested, and cocaine, scales, and other drug items were found in the car.

Albany Dougherty Drug Unit Commander Derrell Smith says law enforcement working together through traffic stops like this one are important in the fight against drugs in the community.

"Drugs usually get from point A to point B via motor vehicles. So if we can get it before it's delivered to the houses, we are that much ahead of the game," said Smith.

Smith is charged with about a dozen drug and traffic offenses, including possession of cocaine. He is being held in the Dougherty County Jail.

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