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Two in wreck face drug charges
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Forsyth County News
A Forsyth County woman and her passenger were injured in a two-vehicle collision Saturday that authorities say appears to have involved drugs.

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Capt. Frank Huggins said Aliesha Starr Garrett, 35, of Pilgrim Lake Drive faces charges of driving under the influence of drugs, serious injury by vehicle and failure to yield.

Michael Stamp, 32, address unknown, faces charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.

Both Garrett and Stamp were taken Saturday night to North Fulton Regional Hospital following the two-vehicle wreck at Hwy. 20 and Northside Forsyth Drive.

A hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday that Garrett had been released, while Stamp remained in critical condition.

Huggins said the wreck occurred about 9:35 p.m. Saturday.

According to a sheriff’s report, Garrett and Stamp were heading west on Hwy. 20 in a 1999 Dodge Avenger when they turned left into the path of a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche.

The collision trapped Stamp in Garrett’s car.

Huggins said the Avalanche was driven by Zachary Leon Williams, 19, of Stable Gate Court, who refused treatment at the scene.

The wreck occurred at the same intersection of a December 2007 collision that claimed the life of 10-year-old Kiran Rao and injured her mother, Jennifer, and 14-year-old brother, Alexander.

As a result of that wreck, 42-year-old Gregory Lee Wills of Buford has been indicted on three counts of homicide by vehicle and six counts of serious injury by vehicle.

Wills also has been indicted on two counts of driving under the influence and one count of reckless driving. His arraignment is scheduled for today in Forsyth County Superior Court.

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