Tallahassee man found with meth, flakka after leading deputies on chase

Posted at 5:50 AM, Jan 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-11 08:37:30-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Bond is set at more than $14,000 for a Tallahassee man accused of drug trafficking.

Dale Folsom, 48, is accused of leading Leon County deputies on a chase Tuesday afternoon after refusing to pull over for a traffic stop.

Documents say Folsom recklessly drove into opposing lanes of traffic on Blountstown Highway, forcing other drivers to take evasive measures. 

Deputies placed spike strips on the road to stop Folsom's car, but he kept going, nearly hitting a deputy in the process.

Eventually he lost control of his car, thanks to the spike strip that punctured his tire, and was detained. 

When asked why he didn't pull over, Folsom told deputies he had drugs in his car and wanted to throw them out the window. He told them that he was trying to deliver meth for a sale.

After a search of his vehicle, deputies say they found more than 20 grams of meth, more than $300 in cash, less than a gram of flakka and other drug tools.

He has been charged for possession of meth over 14 grams, aggravated assault with deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotic equipment, possession of marijuana, aggravated fleeing, resisting arrest, and driving with a revoked licence. 

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