A Bethany man was arrested at gunpoint after he ran from lawmen and tried to toss his meth during his botched getaway.
The man, Buck Lee Pease, 31, is charged with evading arrest, tampering with evidence, speeding, and possession of meth and drug paraphernalia. He will face hearing before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke on July 28.
His charges arose after Highway Patrolman Tony Myers attempted to stop him near Centertown after catching him speeding.
“As he saw me turn around, he began to accelerate to a higher rate of speed,” Trooper Myers recalled of how the chase began. “When I topped the hill with lights and siren, the vehicle was squealing tires and sideways in the roadway.”
Myers pursued the vehicle onto Highway 287 before it turned left into McQuade Circle. “He turned in a reckless manner and then turned into a private driveway.”
Pease exited his vehicle and was ordered onto the ground. Pease hesitated long enough to try to conceal a small zippered bag. He then threw the bag into some tall grass. The bag contained meth, scales and syringes.
“I placed him on the ground at gunpoint and took him into custody,” the trooper said, noting he later recovered the illegal items.