GRIFFIN — Two Thomaston men are being held in the Spalding County Jail on drug trafficking charges following a traffic stop Sunday near Williamson Road and Georgia Highway 19/41, Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix said Wednesday.
Kelcey Hammock, 53, is charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, trafficking cocaine and traffic offenses.
Kenneth Hammock, 54, is charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, trafficking cocaine, four counts of obstruction of law enforcement and multiple traffic offenses.
According to information from the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, Inv. Sheldon Mayfield conducted a traffic stop on a black 2021 Chevrolet Z71 truck.
During the traffic stop, the driver, identified as Kelcey Hammock, exited his vehicle and began speaking with the Mayfield. A passenger, later identified as Kenneth Hammock, remained seated in the truck, Dix explained.
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“While Inv. Mayfield and a City of Griffin police officer were talking to Kelcey Hammock, the passenger, Kenneth Hammock, decided he would get into the driver’s seat of the truck and flee the scene. Mayfield re-entered his marked unit and pursued the truck westbound on Williamson Road while the GPD officer detained the original driver.”
As the pursuit approached the intersection of South Pine Hill Road and Williamson Road, Dix said Kenneth Hammock lost control of the vehicle, crashed and then fled on foot behind the gas station carrying a bag in his hands.
“When Inv. Mayfield caught him, Kenneth made the bad choice of wanting to fight him instead of stopping. Mayfield, along with deputies, GPD officers, and GSP troopers responding to the scene and a member of the public took Kenneth Hammock into custody without further incident. The bag that he had in his hand when fled from the crash was found to contain 7.2 pounds of cocaine.”
Dix continued, “Both Hammocks made a bunch of bad choices Sunday that resulted in their arrests. Now they have no dope, no truck and are going to have to explain to somebody, somewhere how they lost someone’s 7.2 pounds of cocaine. They are currently being held in the Spalding County Jail, and right about now I imagine that jail may be the safest place for them.”
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