Alleged Cocaine Dealer Attempts To Evade Police Before Surrendering

Moody then fled the residence on foot towards Pearl Avenue and another drug unit official that was nearby entered the area and saw Moody turn around and run back towards Gaskin Avenue.
An alleged cocaine distributor’s recent attempt to evade local law enforcement authorities was short-lived and he is now behind bars on an array of serious drug-related charges. 
Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit officials were recently able to arrest 38-year old Tarka Moody in Douglas after two drug unit detectives spotted Moody at a residence on Gaskin Avenue. 
One of the detectives knew Moody had outstanding warrants for his arrest, and a report says the detectives turned around to initiate contact with Moody. 
Moody then fled the residence on foot towards Pearl Avenue and another drug unit official that was nearby entered the area and saw Moody turn around and run back towards Gaskin Avenue. 
The two detectives first in the area said Moody was running “straight towards them,” and both detectives exited their vehicles and gave chase on foot. 
During the chase, the detectives witnessed Moody toss several items into a wooded area before stopping and laying on the ground to surrender. 
Moody was taken into custody by one of the officers, while the other officer went to the wooded area where he recovered an estimated quarter-ounce of cocaine and a set of digital scales. 
Field tests positively identified the substance as cocaine, and Moody was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute. He is also charged with Cocaine Possession, Obstruction/Hindering a Law Enforcement Officer, and a Probation Violation. 
This isn’t Moody’s first run-in with the law, as he was one of 63 people arrested back in 2010 during a drug roundup conducted by the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with Sale of Cocaine at that time. 
In an unrelated incident that occurred around 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 4, Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit agents responded along with CCSO deputies and investigators to the Nicholls Pharmacy at 400 Van Streat Highway to assist the Nicholls Chief of Police with an uncooperative female.  Upon arrival drug unit agents and deputies found Chief Jamie Merritt “struggling with the female,” and they assisted the in bringing her under control.
A quantity of methamphetamine was found in the suspect’s vehicle, and the DCDU charged Temesha Hunter, age 35 of Alma, with Possession of Methamphetamine.  The Nicholls Police Department also charged Hunter with Obstruction/Hindering a Law Enforcement Officer. 
 
See the front page of the Wednesday, August 10, 2016 edition.

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