A Georgia man was arrested in the early morning hours of Sept. 27 after leading police on a high-speed chase near Waynesville.

At some point either during the night of Sept. 26 or early morning Sept. 27, James Adam Mills, 36, was allegedly spotted by a Waynesville Police officer driving recklessly and at least 15 miles per hour over the speed limit on Pigeon Street.

When the officer tried to pull over Mills, who was driving with a revoked license, he allegedly fled in his vehicle, a 2004 BMW X5. In addition, court documents note that once Mills pulled over and parked, he fled the scene on foot but was eventually apprehended.

While things were already bad for Mills, they got worse when officers also allegedly found “200 grams or more but less than 400 grams of methamphetamine” either on his person or in the vehicle, as well as MDMA, the key ingredient in the street drug ecstasy.

Following the whole ordeal, Mills was charged with two counts of trafficking methamphetamine — one for possession of such a large amount and one for transporting the drugs — in addition to possession of a schedule I controlled substance, fleeing to elude arrest in a motor vehicle and resisting a public officer.

Although Mills is not from North Carolina, he has still faced charges here in the past, including various disposed drug charges in Cherokee County and pending charges in Jackson County of possession of methamphetamine and a schedule I controlled substance.

Mills’ vehicle was ultimately seized. He is being held on $500,000 bond and is set to appear in court on Oct. 5.

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