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Deputies seize large amount of spice after high speed chase

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Deputies seize large amount of spice after high speed chase
Posted at 5:22 PM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 11:35:06-04

SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Deputies say a high speed chase led them to find more than a half a pound of synthetic marijuana or spice inside a Live Oak man's car.  

Rodrick Livingston, 31, of Live Oak, was arrested by the Suwannee County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. 

On Tuesday, at about 10:30 a.m., deputies were on routine patrol when they saw a car being driven by Livingston. 

A search of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles records confirmed deputies suspicions that his drivers license was not valid. 

When deputies activated their lights and sirens in an attempt to initiate a traffic stop, Livingston began driving at a high rate of speed to escape from deputies. 

According to SCSO, Livingston eventually turned into the Oakwood Forest subdivision. 

Once he got to a cul-de-sac, he jumped out of the car while wearing a blue backpack and began running away through the woods.  

Deputies then pursued Livingston on foot and established a perimeter, deploying K9s to help find him.  

Deputies quickly found Livingston and took him into custody. 

When deputies searched his backpack, they found his suspended drivers license, multiple plastic bags containing a total of 256 grams of spice, which were packaged for individual sale, and 14 grams of ecstasy. 

He is being charged with fleeing and eluding, driving while license suspended, resisting arrest, trafficking MDMA, possession of synthetic narcotics, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Livingston was taken to the Suwannee County Jail.