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Suspect Flees From Troopers During I-85 Traffic Stop

A North Carolina man fled on foot after being stopped near the Hamilton Mill exit. He was apprehended by troopers with the Georgia State Patrol and charged with trafficking cocaine.

A North Carolina man has been jailed and charged with trafficking cocaine after a Thursday afternoon traffic stop on I-85 northbound near Hamilton Mill Road.

According to Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright, Gabino Benitez Correa, 43, of Snow Hill, N.C., was traveling north on I-85 near exit 120 at approximately 4 p.m. when he was stopped by a trooper.

The trooper asked for consent to search Correa’s red Honda. Correa agreed. During the search, the trooper found a hidden compartment containing 10 kilos of suspected cocaine.

Correa fled the scene on foot while the search was taking place, but was apprehended by other troopers.

Wright said Correa was transported to the Gwinnett County Jail and has been charged with trafficking cocaine.

Jim S April 13, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Three Cheers for the GSP! The simple traffic stop can be the most dangerous action a law enforcement officer can take! I have ridden with police officers in Florida when they have made traffic stops. No, they are not all like a "COPS" episode, but the officer never knows what to expect. Many criminals have been stopped for speeding or missing a light, and some just don't want to be arrested. Give law enforcement a break when you see them on the side of the road. They are not eating doughnuts while getting their quotas. Many of their brothers have been killed trying to keep our world secure.

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