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Report: Inola man says he 'quit using dope today' after car chase, drug arrest

Dillon Turner
Posted at 3:38 PM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 18:09:01-04

An Inola man was arrested early Thursday after leading deputies on a chase while he tossed drugs from his vehicle, a report says.

Dillon Blake Turner, 26, is facing charges of eluding a police officer, throwing substance from a moving vehicle, resisting, running a roadblock, defective vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A probable cause affidavit says Turner claimed he only ran from officials because he was “having a sh— week and losing my house.”

The report says Turner was near U.S. Highway 412 and south 4240 Road in Rogers County when a deputy spotted him as he stopped past a stop sign and had on his reverse lights. The deputy said he activated his emergency lights, and when he did, Turner sped away from him.

Turner was traveling more than 80 mph in the 45 mph zone, according to the report. The deputy said Turner blew through a stop sign, missing a collision with another vehicle.

“[Turner] began to throw packages out of the driver front window, across the car and into the ditches full of water…” the report says.

According to the deputy, when Turner tossed one package, it emitted a white powder when it hit the ground. Turner also threw out a 20 oz. bottle which burst when it hit the roadway, causing the deputy to believe it was a mobile methamphetamine lab, he said in the report.

One of the front tires on Turner’s vehicle even came off during the chase, the report says.

Turner kept tossing items from his car in an attempt to strike the patrol vehicle, and he also slammed on his brakes in attempt to make the patrol car rear-end him, the deputy said. Turner reportedly continued to swerve into the patrol car and slide over the road with one front tire missing.

According to the report, Turner drove through a roadblock, causing a law enforcement officer who was standing outside to jump in her vehicle and move it to avoid being struck.

Deputies say they attempted to box in Turner, and as they did, he struck a culvert and became stuck in a ditch, causing him to flee on foot.

Turner ran from authorities and hid in brush, then began telling officers to shoot him, according to the affidavit. The report says he fought with them as they tried to take him into custody. According to deputies, they had to elbow him and deliver knee strikes to gain control.

When he was taken into custody, deputies reportedly found 5.5 grams of meth in his pants pocket and marijuana. The affidavit says they also found marijuana and paraphernalia in the vehicle.

“Man, I just quit using dope today. I swear to you,” Turner said as he was being arrested, the report says.

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