• Madison County Sheriff’s Office

High Speed Chase Ends In Drug Arrest

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Thursday September 10, 2015 at 10:40 a deputy of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a White 2010 BMW for unlawful speed west bound on Interstate 10 in Madison County. The driver (later identified as Devin Jamal Landers) refused to stop and began to actively flee the deputy. Landers passed other motorist by driving the BMW in the emergency lane as well as the grass median. The pursuit crossed into Jefferson County and Landers attempted to exit the Interstate at highway 257 but was unable to control the BMW at the end of the exit ramp. The BMW struck several road signs causing major damage to the vehicle. Landers then re-entered Interstate 10 West continuing to flee. Landers and his passenger (Travis Raynard Thurston Jr) began throwing several large plastic bags that contained white powder from the driver and passenger side windows of the BMW. The pursuit covered more than 30 miles and speeds averaged 130 miles per hour. Deputies were able to safely stop the BMW by making contact with the rear bumper and forcing the BMW into the median where it became disabled. Landers and Thurston were placed under arrest without further incident. During a search of the BMW deputies located a large amount of “FLAKKA” as well as other drug related evidence. Deputies also searched the Interstate for the plastic bags of white powder that was thrown from the BMW but was only able to recover some of the busted bags. There were no visible injuries however Thurston requested to go to the hospital. Thurston was medically cleared then joined Landers in the Madison County Jail. Landers is a documented Florida Gang Member and both have extensive drug histories.


Devin Jamal Landers


3934 Rosewell Drive

Tallahassee, FL 32310

  1. Trafficking Controlled Substance (FLAKKA)

  2. Flee/Eluding Law Enforcement

  3. Possession of Marijuana less 20

Travis Raynard Thurston Jr


2451 Eddie Drive

Tallahassee, FL 32308

  1. Trafficking Controlled Substance (FLAKKA)

  2. Possession of Marijuana less 20


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