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Meriwether Co. Sheriff: Man wanted on drug trafficking charges caught after chase

Travis Parker. (Source: Meriwether County Jail) Travis Parker. (Source: Meriwether County Jail)

MERIWETHER, GA (WTVM) – Sheriff Chuck Smith says a fugitive wanted on several drug trafficking charges was arrested on Oct. 25 at 74 Marble Road in Meriwether County.

Travis Parker, of Gay, GA, was wanted on multiple charges that originated out of Coweta County, GA on Aug. 24.

Parker was being sought by the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office and the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office.

Smith says that while law enforcement officers attempting to detain him, Parker threw both crack cocaine and marijuana from the vehicle in Coweta County, GA.

The chase left Coweta County and entered into Meriwether County. While being chases down Split Rail Farm Road in Meriwether County, Parker rammed the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office car. Parker was able to escape being caught after he rammed the police car.

On Oct. 24, narcotics agents with MCSO received information that Parker was at a location on Marble Road.

With the help of the Georgia State Patrol and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the MCSO patrol division went to the location to detain Parker, when he tried to escape again.

Following a foot chase, Parker was detained and found with crack cocaine in his possession. He is currently being held without bond at the MCSO Jail. He’s being charged with four counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer and possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute in Meriwether County.

Parker will be transferred to Coweta County Jail to face trafficking cocaine and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute related to their charges.

“I am pleased that all of agencies working together were able to apprehend this subject and get him in custody without further incident.” Sheriff Smith said.

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