CATLETTSBURG An Ashland man was indicted on a drug possession charge and a charge of fleeing from authorities on Tuesday by the Boyd County Grand Jury.

Melvin Junior Cade, 40, was indicted by the grand jury on the charge of second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, a class A misdemeanor, after court records indicate he disobeyed a direction given by a peace officer to stop.

According to police reports, Cade fled in a foot pursuit from an Ashland Police Department officer on Oct. 4.

Cade was also indicted on the charge of first-degree possession of methamphetamine, a class D felony, after court records said he possessed the schedule II controlled substance on or about Oct. 4.

Police reports indicate when Cade was placed under arrest and searched, officers located “a syringe with the plunger pulled back, and contained suspected methamphetamine.”

Cade also had an active warrant out of Ohio and was additionally charged as a fugitive from justice, according to police reports.

Cade's bail was set at $20,000 full cash. Cade was lodged at the Boyd County Detention Center.

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