As of Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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Lee County Sheriff's Deputy Marcus Harris checks a pocket drug test while walking to his vehicle Tuesday afternoon on North Monroe Street in Albany.
LEESBURG, Ga. —
Two suspects were chased from Lee County to north Albany after Lee County deputies attempted a routine traffic stop, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Lewis Harris said.
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Harris said two males, a driver and a passenger, were in the vehicle. According to Harris, the chase began at approximately 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in Lee County. The fugitives were apprehended by the Albany Police Department at Eighth Avenue and Monroe Street approximately 30 minutes later.
Harris said the chase had been joined by “multiple law enforcement agencies.”
A green leafy substance, suspected to be marijuana, was found in the suspects’ car, he said. The substance will be tested at the state crime lab.
Harris said it likely will be this morning before charges are determined. Names have not been released.