CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - A man was sentenced on June 21 to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay $200,000 in connection with trafficking cocaine, fleeing to elude a police officer and failure to maintain lane and speeding.
Leonard Levette McMillar, aka Leonard McMillian, 46, was sentenced to 30 years, 25 years to serve in prison for the crimes and must pay the mandatory fine of $200,000 due to the amount of cocaine recovered in his arrest.
On Dec. 20, 2009, a Georgia State Patrol trooper saw McMillar speeding on GA Highway 26, near mile marker 9 and pursued him. The trooper saw McMillar throw money and a powdery substance from his car window during the chase, according to the Chatham County District Attorney's Office. McMillar crashed his car into a ditch near GA Highway 307 and Old Louisville Road.
During his arrest, police recovered more than 50 grams of cocaine and an estimated $6,000 in cash from the roadway and the car.