On April 22, a sheriff’s deputy with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office observed a white male standing beside a motorcycle in the middle of White Elephant Road, assistant chief deputy Steve Guthrie said.

It appeared the subject was having trouble cranking the motorcycle. As the deputy approached, the subject then jumped on the motorcycle and fled the area at a high rate of speed, Guthrie said. After a short chase, the subject’s motorcycle stopped running on Word Mountain Road.

“As the deputy approached the subject, he observed the driver try to eat what appeared to be a plastic bag,” Guthrie said. “The subject began to struggle and the deputy was forced to taze him. The subject was identified as Toney Lee Johnson from Hazel Green.”

Johnson was transported to the Marshall County Jail where he was charged with resisting arrest, tampering with physical evidence, possession of crystal meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bonds totaled $7,500.

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