A drug trafficker who was accosted by police at Interstate 20 near Conyers, Georgia, USA tried to escape arrest by burying himself alive in a muddy drain with only his feet showing.

Joe Hobson Jr. spotted with a car full of cocaine and crystal meth.

He absconded, but the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office mounted a search and found him buried in the muddy drain in the woods.

The officers then dug him out and subsequently released a statement and photos of the entire incident.

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See the statement and the attached photos below as shared by the Conyers Police Dept:

Drug Trafficker Extraction

"This convicted felon is now back behind bars following a rather (for him) yesterday.

"Joe Hobson Jr., suspected of trafficking narcotics out of the Hunting Creek neighborhood in Conyers, was located by a Conyers Police Detective yesterday and a traffic stop was conducted on Interstate 20.

"During the stop, Hobson fled the scene and onto DiversiTech's property, 1665 Dogwood Dr SW. With the assistance of Rockdale County Sheriff's Office a perimeter was set and nearly two hours later Corporal Cook and Lieutenant Carson located Hobson's feet protruding from a cold, muddy drainage creek where he had buried himself and become stuck.

"Rockdale Fire Rescue did a fantastic job safely extracting Hobson from an extremely dangerous predicament. He was transported by National EMS to the hospital and confined to Rockdale County Jail before the night was over.

"Hobson is being charged with possession of 29 grams of cocaine, 7 grams methamphetamine, 12 ounces of marijuana, oxycodine, liquid codine, two handguns (one stolen out of Covington) and had $4,000 cash. Thank you to all that supported the manhunt in the rain yesterday and we are thankful for the successful outcome."