A man was arrested having a new kind of drug, known on the street as “ear wax,” after leading officers on a short vehicle chase Tuesday, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy 1st Class Randall Norman tried to stop a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe on Veterans Memorial Parkway for a traffic violation, but the driver did not stop, leading to a short chase, according to a sheriff’s office news release.
The chase ended in the parking lot of Citizens Bank on Brannen Street, the release says.
The driver, identified as Taj Jones, 23, of Bay Street in Millen, was taken into custody. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed “ear wax,” according to the release.
This drug, the sheriff’s office says, is made by using aerosol butane to extract THC from marijuana, which produces a substance with the texture of human ear wax and with an extremely high level of THC.
Jones, who was on parole when he was arrested, was charged with a seat-belt violation, driving without a license, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, failure to maintain lane, DUI (drugs), fleeing and attempting to elude, obstruction and possession of a schedule I controlled substance.
He was taken to the Bulloch County Jail.