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Macon Man Faces Drug Charges After Chase
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Macon police say they Tased a man after he led officers on a car chase Wednesday, then tried to run away with six bags of cocaine.

 

A police news release says Trenton Harris is in the Bibb County jail facing several charges.

They say it all started after a traffic stop just before 11 a.m. on Ridgeland Avenue in Macon.

The release says officers saw his 1999 red Lincoln Town Car traveling slowly, with the driver attempting to fasten his seatbelt.

The officers also saw a child in the back of the car who was not restrained in a child safety seat, police say.

When the officers stopped his car, police say, Harris appeared nervous. When they asked him to stop the car and get out, police say, he drove off.

They caught up with him about a mile away, on the 3200 block of Napier Avenue.

Police say Harris left the car and ran off with a  small plastic bag. They say it contained 6 bags of powdered cocaine.

When they caught up with him, police say, he was "uncooperative," and the officers tased him.

He was treated on the scene by EMTs and then arrested.

The officers caught the driver, who was so uncooperative he was tased. As per MPD protocol, the driver was treated at the scene by EMA personnel. He was then arrested without incident.

Harris, age 34, is now in the Bibb County jail, charged with: cocaine possession with intent to distribute, eluding police, child cruelty, reckless driving, child restraint violation, seat-belt violation, and an outstanding warrant.

Macon police spokeswoman Jami Gaudet says there was a 15-month-old child in the car, and DFACS was notified of the case.

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