Drug bust near Fayette Pavilion

Fri, 05/16/2008 - 3:26pm
By: Ben Nelms

Drug bust near Fayette Pavilion

A Forest Park man was apprehended Friday morning on Huntington Court after fleeing undercover Drug Task Force (DTF) agents during a buy-bust involving methamphetamine at nearby Fayette Pavilion.

Manuel DeJesus Leyva, 31, was charged with criminal intent to distribute methamphetamine, fleeing and attempting to elude, reckless driving and numerous traffic related offense, said Fayette DTF Lt. Jody Thomas.

The incident began at approximately 11:30 a.m. in the Petsmart parking lot at Fayette Pavilion as agents were negotiating the drug transaction with Leyva, Thomas said, when he unexpectedly fled. Leyva, with a passenger inside the vehicle, sped south through the parking lot, entering and circling through the parking lot of Wachovia Bank and heading back past Petsmart and onto Ga. Highway 85 driving south, said Thomas. Patrons were in the bank parking lot at the time but were not harmed, Thomas said, adding that the passenger in Leyva’s vehicle was also trying to exit the vehicle but was unable to do so.

Leyva turned left onto Pine Trail a short distance away and then took a quick right onto Huntington Court, followed by agents, uniform officers from Fayetteville, Fayette Sheriff’s Office and Hawk 1 overhead.

The chase ended abruptly when the street came to a dead end and officers surrounded the Leyva’s red Hyundai. Leyva resisted arrest but was quickly taken into custody, Thomas said. An investigation at the scene revealed that Leyva had swallowed two bags of suspected methamphetamine weighing approximately four grams prior to being taken into custody, said Thomas. Leyva was transported to Piedmont Fayette Hospital as a safety precaution, Thomas said.

The passenger in Leyva’s vehicle was not charged.

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Submitted by deadeye on Mon, 05/19/2008 - 9:02am.

Yep, he is a big dude...Looks like he dropped the "Bionic Elbow" on Manuel's face!!!

Good job DTF!!!!!!

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Submitted by rzz on Sun, 05/18/2008 - 9:08pm.

from this story.... http://www.thecitizen.com/~citizen0/node/28373.

Death penalty a little extreme. Read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham first before you start bellowing about a death penalty without due process.

Submitted by oldbeachbear on Fri, 05/16/2008 - 9:26pm.

and people accept that drugs are a slow form of death for our children and families, nothing will happen.

We need to demand the death penalty for drug dealers. We shouldn't be having to prove their guilt....when they are caught selling drugs to our kids...the burden of proof should be on them...and their scum bag lawyers...that they were...NOT...SELLING DEATH TO OUR KIDS...


Submitted by oldbeachbear on Fri, 05/16/2008 - 9:35pm.

the drug dealers know it...that is why they bend over backwards to get your kids hooked...they know they have them for life...which may not be too long...but they still make money off your kid while he is alive.


Submitted by thebeaver on Fri, 05/16/2008 - 8:02pm.

and then deport the scumbag. He's probably a criminal illegal alien leaching and robbing off of the American taxpayer.

If Barack wins, America loses.........

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Submitted by Cyclist on Fri, 05/16/2008 - 8:25pm.

It think it will pass. Evil
Caution - The Surgeon General has determined that constant blogging is an addiction that can cause a sedentary life style.

Submitted by wheeljc on Fri, 05/16/2008 - 7:38pm.

Great work again DTF. You make us all proud! Keep it up!

Submitted by sageadvice on Sat, 05/17/2008 - 3:42am.

Out of curiosity only I would appreciate some detailed explanation of exactly what you men by, "you make us proud?"

I'm not knocking anybody, it just seems to me to be a strange word to use in this situation!

I am not proud when an airline pilot gets me and maybe 300 others from Atlanta to Los Angeles--I am grateful maybe, but not proud.

I just wondered why some jobs fascinate some people more than others.
I, personally, would not want to be a law enforcement officer of any kind due to the way they are organized and run. It has nothing to do with any danger that may be occasionally involved. Also you seem to never meet anyone who wants to see you---criminals or just speeding citizens!
Have always thought of pride as not being a useful wish. The very definition indicates an inordinate amount of self-importance and of one feeling better than others. It makes some people feel badly, also.

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Submitted by shadowalker on Tue, 05/20/2008 - 11:40am.

I must say with the out standing way that you voice your
thoughts on the word proud I also have to add that i am proud to make the statement that you sound
STUPID, very very stupid
now i feel PROUD of myself

Submitted by DWKK07 on Sat, 05/17/2008 - 12:38pm.

I'm curious as well Sage, but about something different. Is English not your first language and you never bothered to learn it well enough to make sense when speaking it? Do your bizzare ramblings make sense in your native land? Do you just look up words to use on the internet and then arbitrarily combine them in a post to try and convey some degree of intelligence beyond what's actually being pumped out by the hampster wheel in your head? Is it perhaps that you are a native American, but you somehow made it through school without learning how to put thoughts into writing in a coherent and sensible manner? Does your internal dialogue wander aimlessly between senseless, poorly articulated phrases the same way that your writing does?
These are some things that I'm curious about Sage, why don't help me out with these questions...

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