Man arrested in Putnam County after throwing meth out window during pursuit

Marice Hamilton was arrested after fleeing deputies and throwing meth out his window in Putnam County.

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. — An Alachua County man is in jail Monday after he led deputies on a chase in Putnam County.


Marice Hamilton of Hawthorne tried to run from deputies after he was seen driving erratically on SR-100.

During the chase, he was seen throwing a large amount of methamphetamine from his vehicle.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said an attempted PIT maneuver stopped the vehicle near South Wahoo Avenue. Hamilton was then taken into custody.

He was charged with fleeing and eluding, resisting an officer, reckless driving, destroying physical evidence, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held at the Putnam County Jail.

[DOWNLOAD: Free Action News Jax app for alerts as news breaks]

[SIGN UP: Action News Jax Daily Headlines Newsletter]

Click here to download the free Action News Jax news and weather apps, click here to download the Action News Jax Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Action News Jax live.

Comments on this article

mobile apps

Everything you love about wokv.com and more! Tap on any of the buttons below to download our app.

amazon alexa

Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices!