Lamar County Sheriff Larry Waller says the arrest of a Miami, Florida man Tuesday for possession and trafficking of Ecstasy is one of the largest seizures on record in the United States.
Deputies discovered during a routine traffic stop on I-75 that 42-year-old Wayne McDarman Hill had 16 pounds or approximately 40,000 Ecstasy pills with an estimated street value of about $800,000 in the vehicle.
Sheriff Waller says Hill is believed to be part of a pill pipeline from the manufacturer in Holland, through Canada and Kentucky before reaching the intended destination in Florida.
Just up the interstate, a Georgia State Trooper used the pit maneuver to stop a fleeing vehicle in Clayton County and discovered 70 pounds of suspected cocaine.
Henry A. Carty, 23 of West Palm Beach, Florida fled into a nearby wooded area where he was arrested following a short manhunt and charged with cocaine trafficking and numerous traffic violations.