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WESTVILLE — A Malone man faces additional charges from the New York State Police after a police pursuit in northern Franklin County led to his arrest In December.

Anthony Walker, 35, of Malone, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, Wednesday, stemming from his arrest on Dec. 8, 2020, in Westville, according to state police.

Walker was remanded to Franklin County Jail without bail and is set to appear in Westville Town Court at a later date.

At the time of his arrest, Walker was found to be in possession of a quantity of unknown pills that were later determined to be hallucinogenic, according to the press release.

Walker was initially charged with unlawfully fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, reckless driving, and aggravated unlicensed operation.

The press release states a state police trooper observed Walker’s vehicle traveling south on State Route 37, on Dec. 8, 2020, in Fort Covington, at approximately 8:55 p.m., at which point Walker’s vehicle was traveling 95 mph in a 55 mph zone.

The press release said state troopers proceeded to initiate a traffic stop, but Walker’s vehicle failed to pull over and continued in a reckless manner into Westville, at which point Walker turned onto County Route 20, exited the roadway, went through a yard and reentered the road, continuing eastbound on County Route 20 at a high rate of speed.

Walker’s vehicle went on to turn into the Franklin County Landfill, making a left turn into a field, before coming to the landfill’s gate and ending up in a ditch, according to the press release, which states Walker then fled on foot and was apprehended by law enforcement officers after a brief struggle.

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