Man, woman arrested on multiple drug charges after 90-mph Tesla chase in Peachtree City

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Nicolas Morin (L) and Emma Oakes Porcella. Photos/Fayette County Jail.
Nicolas Morin (L) and Emma Oakes Porcella. Photos/Fayette County Jail.

Two Peachtree City residents are in jail on multiple drug charges after fleeing from police in a Tesla on Feb. 19 while doing more than 90 miles per hour on Ga. Highway 74 South.

Nicolas Morin, 24, was charged with three counts of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, felony fleeing and attempting to elude, speeding, obstruction, drug-related objects and misdemeanor marijuana, according to Peachtree City Police Department spokesman Chris Hyatt.

Emma Oakes Porcella, 20, was charged with three counts of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, drug-related objects and misdemeanor marijuana, Hyatt said.

The incident began when Morin’s Tesla was observed traveling 93 miles per hour at approximately 9 p.m., heading northbound on Hwy. 74 South in the area of Kelly Drive, Hyatt said.

The officer attempted to stop the vehicle but lost it visually due to it speeding up and making evasive maneuvers, police reports said.

The vehicle was subsequently located traveling recklessly and stopped at St. Andrews Square and Flat Creek Road, said Hyatt.

Hyatt said Morin refused to exit the vehicle, began to obstruct officers and resisted arrest.

After placing him under arrest, officers located distribution amounts of suspected cocaine, numerous THC cartridges, THC wax, psilocybin mushrooms and green leaf marijuana, the police report said.

Drugs and other items seized from a Feb. 19 traffic stop along Flat Creek Road in Peachtree City. Photo/Peachtree City Police Department.
Drugs and other items seized from a Feb. 19 traffic stop along Flat Creek Road in Peachtree City. Photo/Peachtree City Police Department.

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