Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team arrested two heroin traffickers near Bloomingdale on Nov. 3.
CNT and Bloomingdale Police Department conducted an interdiction operation on the Interstate 16 corridor around 3 p.m.
During the operation, police stopped a silver Acura MDX for having a cracked windshield. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Lisa Delap, initially stopped for a Bloomingdale marked car but fled before officers could make contact, CNT Sgt. Mike Arango said.
The passenger, later identified as Jerry Echols, was seen throwing something out of the window before the vehicle continued south on Bloomingdale Road from Interstate 16. Delap eventually pulled over about a quarter of a mile from the initial stop. There, Delap and Echols were immediately detained, Arango said.
Officers searched Delap’s car and found approximately 2.9 ounces of heroin. Echols refused to cooperate with agents and was transported to the Chatham County Detention Center.
Delap was transported to CNT headquarters, where she confessed to trafficking heroin. After the interview, Delap was also transported to CCDC.