NORTH FORSYTH – A man who led deputies on a brief car chase Monday while driving on the wrong side of the road was arrested on suspicion of trafficking in methamphetamine after reportedly being found in possession of 39 grams of the drug in north Forsyth.
Calvin Blackstone, 36 of Cumming, was driving near the intersection of Jot Em Down Road and Ga. 400 about 9:35 p.m. on Dec. 5 when a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop for an equipment violation, according to Cpl. Pete Sabella, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’ Office.
Blackstone, who was driving a white Ford Taurus, reportedly began to accelerate when the deputy turned his blue lights on, reaching speeds of around 70 miles per hour on Crossroads Road.
While the chase was going on, deputies said they saw Blackstone throwing drugs – about $2,000 worth – from his vehicle.
Deputies continued the pursuit across Ga. 400, coming to a stop near the intersection of Hubbard Town Road and Hopewell Road after Blackstone crashed his vehicle into a roundabout.
He reportedly then jumped out of the car and continued to flee on foot, a report said.
Blackstone is currently being held without bond at the Forsyth County Jail.
The drugs, which were later determined to be methamphetamine, were seized along with $812, the report said.
In addition to the trafficking charge, Blackstone also faces charges for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, tampering with evidence, felony fleeing and attempting to elude, driving on the wrong side of the road, failure to obey a traffic control device, improper passing, failure to wear seatbelts and driving while license suspended.