A North Charleston man arrested on drug charges again after leading a deputy on a chase Wednesday said he needs to quit selling and get a real job, according to the incident report.
Antonio Jamal Miller, 35, of Crestline Drive is charged with trafficking cocaine and crack cocaine and failure to stop for a blue light.
While sitting at the Charleston County jail after being arrested Wednesday afternoon, Miller told a deputy, "I need to stop selling ... and get a real job, because this is the second time I have got caught with drugs," according to an incident report.
Miller was arrested after a deputy said he tried to pull over a tan Lexus sedan that kept going out of its lane on U.S. Highway 78. Miller sped off, leading the deputy on a chase, according to the report. Miller threw something out the window during the chase and eventually ended up in a ditch on Wayland Drive, where he was arrested without incident, according to the report.
Investigators said the bags Miller threw out the window contained 14 grams of cocaine (about half an ounce) worth $1,400 and 28 grams of cocaine base (almost an ounce) worth $2,800.
Miller was carrying $5,990.61 in cash and had another $4,485 in cash in the car, along with a scale with a white powdery residue on it, according to the report.
At the time of his arrest, Miller was out of jail on $50,000 bail after being arrested on drug charges last June, according to court records. He was arrested on pot, cocaine and firearm charges in 2004, but those charges were dropped.
This time his bail was set at $225,000.
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