Summary: CargoNet received a call from a member at 7:15 PM on a Thursday. The member advised of a missing driver who was hauling a load of frozen chicken. The driver was last heard from in the early morning hours when he received a $100 check advance. The delivery appointment at the port was missed and based on the details it was suspected the driver had gone on a drug binge. The CargoNet team member knows the area of Atlanta where the check was cashed and then contacted De Kalb County Police. CargoNet’s Keith Lewis met the officers at the location and identified the stolen vehicles and cargo. The seal was intact and refrigeration unit was still running.
The suspect was still located in the driver seat of the truck when Keith and the police showed up. He was removed from the vehicle and questioned. He stated that he paid the driver $100 in crack cocaine and was in the process of looking for a buyer. The tractor and trailer were towed, returned to the carrier, and still made its delivery on time. In addition, one arrest was made.