Christopher Calvin Broach
Christopher Calvin Broach

Car Wreck Leads to Drug Bust

Tommy Murphy
Staff Writer

Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a man on several drug charges after drugs were found in a car he drove into a ditch during a collision with a deer.

Thursday morning about 10:27 a.m., Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Hamilton Road near Border Road in reference to a single vehicle accident with possible injuries.

Deputies arrived and made contact with the driver, Christopher Calvin Broach, who stated that he had hit a deer that ran into the roadway with his mother’s 2015 Nissan Sentra, which resulted in him driving into the ditch. The accident was investigated by Georgia State Patrol and Broach was advised that State Troopers would in inventory the vehicle to be towed.

Once the vehicle was pulled from the ditch, Troopers began checking the vehicle with the assistance of Sheriff’s Deputies. While doing so, deputies discovered a cigarette package between the door and driver seat that contained a substance believed to be methamphetamine inside a clear plastic baggie. Deputies also found a digital scale inside the vehicle which is consistent with illegal narcotics trade. Deputies say a further examination of the car revealed a bottle of white pills believed to be Hydrocodone. Broach claimed the pills belonged to his mother.

Broach was warned for Failure to Exercise Due Care while Driving and Failure to Maintain Lane by State Troopers and taken into custody for the drugs, along with a probation warrant, by Sheriff’s Deputies.

As a result, Broach, age 48, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Drug Related Object, Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone), and Parole Violation.

As of press time Broach is being held at the Troup County Jail on $11,000 bond.

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The driver said he hit a deer. Authorities later found drugs in the wrecked vehicle.