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Man faces meth charges after chase on railroad tracks

Posted August 21, 2010

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— A man faces methamphetamine-trafficking charges after police say he fled from officers along railroad tracks near a small Johnston County town Friday afternoon.

Micro police said that an officer tried to stop a gold Range Rover driven by Jeffery Paul, of Princeton, shortly after 4 p.m. Police said that Paul was driving on a revoked license and was frequenting a known drug area.

Paul refused to stop and sped away, and officers pursued him. Police said that Paul got up to 90 mph and managed to elude police for a while by driving on railroad tracks that parallel Interstate 95.

He abandoned the SUV at 309 Seafood House Road and took off on foot, but was arrested in Selma a short time later, police said.

Paul was charged with trafficking methamphetamine between 28 and 200 grams, felony fleeing to elude arrest, fictitious tags, reckless driving and speeding 90 mph in a 35 mph zone.

He was placed in the Johnston County Detention Center under a $53,000 bond. His first court appearance was set for Monday.

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