Man on the run after release from hospital

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TROUP COUNTY, GA (WTVM) –  The Troup County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's aid in finding Christopher Drake. He's wanted by authorities on several drug possession charges.

Police say on August 2nd they found Drake unconscious in his car in West Point, GA.  He was transported to a hospital in Columbus, GA for treatment.

After searching his vehicle, officers found various amounts of illegal and prescription drugs.

As a result, Troup County drug agents obtained a warrant to search Drake's home on Smokemont Drive in LaGrange, GA. Agents found 2.5 pounds of marijuana, several small bags of cocaine and over $21,000 in cash.

We are told since his release from the hospital, Drake has failed to turn himself in.

Drake faces the following charges:

Trafficking of methamphetamine
Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute
Trafficking cocaine
Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute
Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
Possession of a schedule II controlled substance
Possession of a schedule VI controlled substance
Possession of hashish oil

If you have seen Drake or know of his whereabouts, please call the Troup County Crime Stoppers Hotline at (706)812-1000.

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