Drugs Found In Vehicle That Attempted To Flee From Deputy, JCSO Says

KENLY – A Princeton man was arrested on several charges following a brief chase with a Johnston County deputy. It started around 10:30am Friday, June 25th on Princeton-Kenly Road outside of Kenly.

A sheriff’s deputy was on routine patrol and attempted to stop a vehicle for having an expired license plate.  Instead of pulling over the driver reportedly accelerated to 80 mph before the suspect stopped a short distance away.

During a search of the vehicle, suspected heroin and methamphetamine was allegedly found.

Justin Neil Ratley, 35, of Boon Hill Drive, was charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver heroin, possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor fleeing to elude arrest, expired registration and expired inspection.

Ratley was held on a $10,000 secured bond at the Johnston County Jail.