The Cherokee County Sheriff’s workplace mentioned deputies had been on Interstate 75 on Monday once they noticed a automotive with a tag violation. They pulled it over however the man within the passenger’s seat fled into the close by woods and dropped a backpack.
“Inside that backpack was a laptop computer, a small quantity of methamphetamine and a profitable $100 lottery ticket,” Cherokee County Sheriff’s Workplace spokesman Capt. Jay Baker instructed CNN.
The place? The Cherokee County jail.
“To the suspect who ran on foot from our deputies on a site visitors cease this morning on I-75, you left a profitable $100.00 lottery ticket in your automobile. You possibly can declare your ticket at 498 Chattin Dr. in Canton. It will likely be right here ready for you. Congratulations by the way in which,” the caption learn.
Shortly afterward, deputies took the person into custody and he was charged with possession of methamphetamine and obstruction, based on Baker.
“When he bonds out of jail or will get completed with these prices, we’ll actually return that lottery ticket however we’re protecting the methamphetamine,” he mentioned.