Man Leads Deputies On High Speed Chase In Catawba County, Charged With Trafficking Cocaine

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — A man has been charged with trafficking cocaine in Catawba County after leading deputies on a high speed chase Tuesday night.

Ryan Farley, 28, has been arrested and charged with Trafficking in Cocaine by Possession, Trafficking in Cocaine by Transport, Possession with the Intent to Sell or Distribute Cocaine, Maintaining a Dwelling, Fleeing to Elude Arrrest, Reckless Driving, Driving While License Revoked and Resisting Public Officer.

According to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, Farley led deputies on a chase that ended in the 2200 block of Edna Street in Catawba, North Carolina.

Farley ran from his vehicle and was apprehended in the woods after a short foot pursuit.  Farley attempted to discard more than two ounces of crack and powder cocaine.

“Ryan Farley continues to be a focus of not only our drug division but our road patrol as well.  The road deputies who were involved in this traffic stop, seizure and arrest have been very proactive in the Catawba area due to the large amount of drug activity and complaints phoned in to our drug tip line,” said Jason C. Reid of the Catawba county Sheriff’s Office.

He was taken to the Catawba County Detention Center and given a $400,000 secured bond.