Two arrested on drug charges

Apr. 25—VALDOSTA — Police arrested two Valdosta residents Sunday on drug charges.

Around 12:05 p.m., an officer spotted a stolen vehicle parked at a gas pump at a store in the 500 block of North St. Augustine Road, a Valdosta Police Department statement said.

Police detained the occupants and found cocaine inside the car. The driver — later identified as a 20-year-old Valdosta woman — refused to give her name to officers at the time. She was charged with felony theft by receiving stolen property, felony possession of cocaine, misdemeanor obstruction of a law enforcement officer and misdemeanor possession of drug-related objects, the statement said.

A passenger — described as a 24-year-old Valdosta man — was charged with felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug-related items.

"This was great work by a very observant officer. As soon as he saw the vehicle and confirmed it was stolen, he quickly took action," said Police Chief Leslie Manahan

Anyone with information on this case should contact the Valdosta Police Department Bureau of Investigative Services at 229-293-3145, the crime tip line at 229-293-3091, or file a tip online at

Terry Richards is the senior reporter for The Valdosta Daily Times.