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Meth trafficking suspect accused of ramming two law enforcement vehicles, cracking one officer’s ribs
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A total of 18 grams of methamphetamine, including this bag, was found during an arrest Feb. 20, 2019, according to the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad. - photo by Hall County Sheriff's Office

A Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad agent is on restricted duty with cracked ribs after a Lula man allegedly rammed his car Wednesday into two vehicles driven by law enforcement, according to authorities.

When agents arrested James “Bubba” Eugene Shockley, 32, they said they found 18 grams of methamphetamine in a bag along with hypodermic needles and digital scales. The estimated street value of the drugs is $4,600.

Lt. Don Scalia said Shockley has been on the unit’s radar for quite some time.

Some Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies tried to arrest him on a warrant Jan. 30 on Whitehall Road in Lula when authorities say he “abandoned approximately one ounce of methamphetamine in the yard” and ran.

Three weeks later, officers found Shockley driving a car with three other suspects on Horseshoe Bend in Hall County.

Scalia said Shockley tried to drive away from law enforcement, hit the gas and struck a MANS unit vehicle and a marked vehicle from the sheriff’s office’s warrant division.

“When he struck the second vehicle, which was a warrants unit marked unit, he actually kind of glanced off of it and went into the grass and got stuck because the grass was so wet,” Scalia said.

Shockley was charged with four counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer, trafficking and possessing meth with the intent to distribute and two counts of interference with government property.

Scalia said the MANS agent with the cracked ribs was back at work.

“Everybody else is OK, just a little sore,” Scalia said.

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