Yesterday, a Georgia State Trooper briefly detained an aide to Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield for transporting an unidentified clear substance into the state. Matt Lea, an aide to the Mayor of Chattanooga, was escorted to the Capitol by Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Ryan Newman and then arrested “on charges of bringing moonshine into the state.” State Sen. Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga) was also held for supplying aid and comfort to the enemy.
[Matt]Lea – accompanied by Georgia state Sen. Jeff Mullis, a north Georgia Republican who has pushed for the border change – were both handcuffed on charges of bringing moonshine into the state.
Kind and friendly negotiations will continue with the levity you see today,” Mullis said after the state trooper took off the cuffs, adding: “They weren’t sure if that substance was water or some high octane liquid.”
Source: 2/27/2008 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer article “Tennessee mayor delivers truckload of water to parched Ga.”
Isn’t it great that we have some of Georgia’s finest effectively securing our borders? I, for one, applaud the eternal vigilance of the Georgia State Patrol in making sure that our state remains safe from all enemies, foreign and domestic.
There’s no word if Matt Lea faced interrogation by the GSP’s elite intelligence unit, but I am told that all provisions of the Geneva Conventions were strictly adhered to and followed while Lea was in our custody.