Man who attempts to flee traffic stop accused of trafficking drugs
A man who attempted to flee a traffic stop is accused of trafficking in methamphetamine and fentanyl, battery on an officer, resisting with violence, possession of drug paraphernalia as well as three counts of possession of controlled substance.
Kalvin Bailey, 30, was a passenger in the vehicle driven by man authorities know do not have a valid license, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
They pulled over the vehicle near the area of Tamiami Trail and Glancy Lane in Port Charlotte and the occupants fled, the sheriff’s office reported.
Deputies say Bailey tossed an item beneath a Jeep. The item was later identified as methamphetamine, according to the news release.
While other units arrived Bailey was argumentative, eventually attempting to escape and to hit one of them, according to CCSO. He was tasered during the arrest.