LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) - Two suspects were arrested in LaGrange on outstanding warrants following a traffic stop at the intersection of Vernon Ferry Road and Highway 109 Friday.
Timothy Starling, 44, is charged with trafficking methamphetamine and felony obstruction of a police officer. His arrest comes after a month-long investigation into him selling methamphetamine. At the time of his arrest, Starling had an arrest warrant issued by the GBI West Metro Drug Task Force for meth trafficking.
Kimberly Harris, 26, was a passenger in Starling's vehicle and is also charged with trafficking meth and felony obstruction of a police officer. She was also arrested on an outstanding warrant by Newnan police for unrelated offenses.
During the traffic stop, Harris was also found in possession of approximately four to six grams of meth, oxycodone tablets, and a meth smoking pipe.
Initially, when authorities attempted to take Starling into custody, he began to ram a vehicle belonging to the GBI West Metro Drug Task Force. He also attempted to speed away. He collided with a dump truck which left the vehicle not able to be driven. Starling then attempted to flee on foot when he was captured.
He faces several traffic violations related to the incident.
Both Starling and Harris were taken to the Troup County Jail.