Coffee man arrested after chase; others arrested on drug charges in separate incidents

Coffee man arrested after chase; others arrested on drug charges in separate incidents
All four arrests, which were separate incidents, started with traffic infractions. (Source: Coffee Co. Sheriff)

DOUGLAS, Ga. (WALB) - On Dec. 6, the Coffee County Drug Unit conducted an investigation into a vehicle driven by Kylvoski Simpson, according to the sheriff’s office.

A deputy saw him weaving in traffic and tried to stop him, but Simpson sped away, and a pursuit began, the sheriff’s office said.

Simpson wrecked a short distance later and took off running and the sheriff’s office said deputies were able to apprehend him nearby. Deputies found suspected heroin, suspected methamphetamine and a suspected meth smoking pipe.

Simpson was charged with failure to maintain lane, fleeing and eluding, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug-related objects and numerous traffic-related charges.

The sheriff’s office said Simpson was out of jail on bonds for several previous other charges, and the bondsman then revoked his bonds. Simpson appeared before a magistrate judge, who denied any new bonds.

The Coffe County Sheriff’s Office released information on several other separate arrests:

On Dec. 3, a Coffee County deputy spotted a dirt bike, driven by Jonathan Trowell, that was possibly involved in a pursuit the previous day in the Oak Park Community, according to the sheriff’s office.

Trowell attempted to hide but law enforcement said he was found and arrested for an active warrant from the Douglas Police Department. Methamphetamine was found in his pocket, and he was charged with possession of methamphetamine and driving on a suspended license, according to the sheriff’s office. Trowell was granted a bond, but did not pay the bond, and remains in the Coffee County Jail.

On Nov. 30, a Coffee County K-9 deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle because the driver failed to maintain her lane, according to the sheriff’s office. During the search, suspected methamphetamine, along with a digital scale, was in the vehicle. The driver, Alexa Lee Austin, was placed under arrest and charged with failure to maintain lane, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug-related objects. She was released on bond.

On Nov. 19, Nicholas King, of Adel, was stopped for failure to maintain lane, and the deputy noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, the sheriff’s office said. A scale, small baggies and suspected methamphetamine were found inside the vehicle. King was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and possession of methamphetamine. King appeared before the Magistrate Judge for his first appearance bond and it was denied.

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