Joyce Marie Taylor
Jasper — A joint investigation between the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, the Echols County (Ga.) Sheriff’s Office and the Lowndes County (Ga.) Sheriff’s Office culminated Thursday night with the arrest of two Georgia men for trafficking in cocaine, according to officials.
A joint press release from Hamilton County Sheriff Harrell Reid, Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Prine, and Echols County Sheriff Randy Courson states that investigators from the three agencies learned that persons were possibly transporting narcotics from a location in Texas to the South Georgia and North Florida area intended for distribution. Cooperatively, through the investigation, the pair were identified as Jimmy Lamar Tucker, 32, and Jimmy Cecil Davis, 52, both of Lake Park, Ga. and they were located when they returned to Hamilton County.
Reports show that both Tucker and Davis were driving separate vehicles when they were stopped in Hamilton County on CR-143. During the traffic stop a narcotic detecting K-9 sniffed the exterior of the vehicle and indicated a positive alert. A search of one of the vehicles resulted in the recovery of almost a kilo of cocaine, valued at $70,000.
Deputies and investigators also located a handgun in Tucker's possession. Investigators confirmed that Tucker and Davis were traveling together, although in separate vehicles. Both Tucker and Davis were transported to the Hamilton County Jail where they remain, officials said.
Tucker is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, and trafficking cocaine, all felonies. Davis is charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, and trafficking cocaine, both felonies, reports state.