Sgt. Rhonda Seckinger arrests a Clayton County man for drugs after a wreck on July 16. (Photo/Will Davis)

Sgt. Rhonda Seckinger arrests a Clayton County man for drugs after a wreck on July 16. (Photo/Will Davis)

Two Clayton County men were charged with distributing marijuana on July 16, accused of throwing drugs into the woods after their car struck a tractor trailer on I-75 south near the High Falls exit.

Trevontae Pressley, 22, of Jonesboro and Victor Hendel, 23, of Forest Park were arrested after they reportedly tried to hide marijuana in the woods following an accident on I-75 south around 10 a.m. on July 16. According to the sheriff’s report, witness Reynaldo Diaz, a traveler from Ocala, Fla., told deputy Gueorgui Dimitrov he saw the driver, Pressley, hit another vehicle then strike a tractor trailer near High Falls Road. Diaz said when the accident came to a stop, two men left the car and went into the woods with bags. Diaz had a video recording of what happened and gave Dimitrov an SD card with the video.

Another witness, Timothy Wilson of Zebulon, said he saw the vehicle Pressley was driving slam the brakes and swerve into the right lane where he struck the tractor trailer. Wilson said he saw two men exit the car while carrying bags and run under the trailer. Wilson said one of the men, “the taller one” (Hendel), went in the woods with one bag, while the other man, Pressley froze with another bag. The two were handcuffed by Sgt. Rhonda Seckinger. 

Cpl. Jacob Justice deployed his canine in the woods which found marijuana in a plastic bag, as well as multiple Ziploc bags. Paper wraps and three packs of cigarillos were located as well. Neither Pressley nor Hendel admitted to owning the marijuana, so they were both charged with distributing marijuana. Hendel was also charged with obstruction and Pressley with DUI.