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Suspect Faces Drug Charges After Vehicle Pursuit & Fleeing on Foot

Talin M. Miller

By Jessie Williams 

Macon County officers arrested a 27-year-old male last week on drug and traffic charges after a vehicle pursuit that led to a foot pursuit and a search of his car. 

According to the affidavit of complaint filed by Deputy Clinton Friar, he was on patrol July 22, 2023 when he observed a silver Toyota car with dark tinted windows and a non-functioning license plate light. 

The officer states in his report that he initiated his lights and sirens to conduct to a traffic stop on the vehicle, however the driver accelerated up to a high rate of speed. 

During the traffic pursuit, speeds up to 110 mph were reached, and the vehicle failed to stop at a red light and a stop sign. 

Upon the vehicle finally coming to a stop, the driver and passenger exited the car and ran into the woods. 

A search of the vehicle revealed two digital scales containing a crystal residue, hypodermic needles, a glass pipe with a white residue on it, and four baggies containing a total of approximately 15 grams of a crystallized substance.

A short time later deputies, along with officers from the Lafayette Police Department, were able to locate a male subject running behind Dairy Queen.

The male was later identified as Talin M. Miller. 

Mr. Miller confessed to law enforcement that he was driving the car and had knowledge of the methamphetamine inside the vehicle. 

He was charged with speeding, evading arrest, reckless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and not obeying a traffic control device.

His bond was set at $22,500, and he is scheduled to appear in general sessions court date on September 6, 2023.