According to the State Attorney's Office:
A Graceville man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for possession and the attempted manufacture of drugs.
Chad Franklin Peterson, 39, of 1555 Shiloh Church Loop, was convicted at trial April 27 of: attempted manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of hydrocodone, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, fleeing or attempting to elude, driving without a valid license, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a listed chemical.
Assistant State Attorney Laura Wahlquist showed jurors that two Jackson County deputies were patrolling an area of Highway 273 on July 27, 2011, when they clocked a tan Chevy Tahoe going 76 mph in a 55 mph zone. They got attempted to make a traffic stop, but the vehicle continued to speed away. Peterson refused to pull the Tahoe over during a three mile chase, which ended when he lost control of the vehicle. When officers inspected the Tahoe, they found drugs, chemicals and equipment used to manufacture meth.
The above information was released Wednesday by the State Attorney's Office for the 14th Judicial Circuit.