Richmond County sheriff's deputies say they recovered more than a half pound of marijuana after a mile-long car chase through west Augusta.
The trouble started when a deputy tried to pull over a car without a proper tag at the intersection of Wrightsboro Road and Highland Avenue on Thursday, a report says. The driver of the green Oldsmobile accelerated and led deputies on a pursuit that ended at Wheeler Road and Monte Sano Avenue, according to a report.
The driver, Eli Green, and his passenger, Robert Haggins, who was holding a bag with 7.8 ounces of marijuana, bailed out of the car, the report says.
Both men were apprehended. Green, 27, of the 2900 block of Rollingwood Drive, had 11.6 grams of marijuana in his pocket, according to the report, and was charged with its possession, along with traffic charges and an outstanding warrant. Haggins, of the 2700 block of Tallowtree Street, faces charges including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.