A man who reportedly fled from police officers after a traffic stop was picked up two days later and is facing several charges after allegedly being found with drugs and drug paraphernalia.
The Hillsboro Police Department said it tried to initiate a traffic stop on the driver of a black, four-door sedan at 9 p.m. March 2 in the 300 block of South East Street. The vehicle attempted to stop at a business before it pulled back onto the roadway and continued northbound before coming to a stop at the rear of a business in the 100 block East Walnut Street.
The driver, identified as James R. Lykins, 34, of Peebles, then exited the vehicle and fled on foot, according to the police department.
Lykins was found to have an outstanding drug-related warrant out for his arrest, the police department said.
Two nights later, at 8 p.m. on March 4, the police department said it received information stating that Lykins was inside a vehicle headed to a business on North High Street. After investigating the tip, the vehicle was located with Lykins in the front passenger seat.
Lykins was found to have two clear baggies containing a crystal-like substance suspected of being methamphetamine, two non-prescribed pills, along with drug paraphernalia on his person, according to the police department.
Lykins was arrested on the outstanding warrant and was also charged with possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drugs (methamphetamine), possession of drugs (schedule IV prescription) and failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer from the March 2 incident.
Lykins was transported to the Highland County Jail where he remained in custody Wednesday evening.
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