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TPD: Attempted traffic stop leads to arrest, multiple drug charges

Posted at 2:26 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 14:28:20-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Tallahassee Police Department says a 36-year-old man suspected of making drug transactions was arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, fleeing and eluding, driving while license suspended with knowledge, and possession of drug paraphernalia on Thursday.

According to the report, members of the TPD Violent Crimes Response Team were patrolling near Capital Circle Southeast and Apalachee Parkway after citizens expressed "concern regarding quality of life issues in the neighborhood."

During that patrol, officers spotted a vehicle leaving a possible drug transaction.

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, and the subject fled at a high rate of speed.

To ensure the safety of the community, officers did not pursue the vehicle, according to the report.

TPD says shortly after, the vehicle was found by members of the Special Investigations General Narcotics Unit at the intersection of Victory Garden Drive and Hays Mill Road, unoccupied.

The suspect, Duane Glenn, was found in the area and taken into custody without further incident, the report stated.

Investigators developed probable cause to search the vehicle and discovered 39 grams of methamphetamine, more than 30 pills of prescription drugs, and almost $4,000 in cash.

TPD is committed to enhancing public safety by addressing the illegal sale of narcotics. If you see this type of activity, report it by calling TPD at 850-891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.