Dalton Man Arrested in Calhoun for Trafficking
Wednesday, April 25, 2018- 1:36 p.m.
On April 23, 2018, at approximately 2020 Hours, a Calhoun Police Officer was traveling East on Highway 53 near Richardson Road when he observed a vehicle at the entrance to Popeye’s with its emergency flashers on. The officer pulled over to assist and observed the vehicle had a broken windshield and the vehicle appeared to have been in an accident. Upon identifying the driver as Carlos Jordan, it was noted that he had several cuts and injuries but declined medical attention. When the officer asked for Mr. Jordan’s driver’s license, he stated that they were in the vehicle and went to get them.
While in route to retrieve the license, Jordon fled on foot discarding large quantities of methamphetamine into the air attempting to evade officers. Officers took Mr. Jordon into custody in the back parking lot of NAPA Auto Parts. Upon searching Mr. Jordan, they found suspected Methamphetamine in his pocket. After returning to the vehicle a large quantity of methamphetamine along with Lorazepam and Clonazepam pills were located. Mr. Jordan was read implied consent and agreed to a test of his blood.
On Scene Investigation determined that the vehicle was traveling East on Hwy 53 and crossed over to the Westbound lanes, entered the ditch, striking a rock covered culvert causing the vehicle to flip end over end, coming to rest in the entrance of Popeye’s. Mr. Jordan was transported to Gordon Hospital where it was determined he suffered a broken nose and neck. Jordon was transferred to Atlanta Medical Center for further treatment.
Carlos Jordan of a Dalton address was charged with the following: “Trafficking in Methamphetamine,” “Possession of a Firearm/Knife During the Commission of a Crime,” “Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon,” “DUI of Alcohol, Drugs and Other Intoxicants,” “Driving Too Fast for Conditions” and “Failure to Maintain Lane.” Upon release from the hospital, Mr. Jordan will be transported to the Gordon County Jail.