A Riverside man is facing charges from both May and July incidents after getting stopped at Red X.
Travis Lane Weiland, 31, is facing allegations of distributing a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance from a July 11 arrest and a felony resisting/eluding charge on May 2 — both occurred in Riverside.
On May 2, a Riverside police officer observed a grey Ford F150 pickup at 4615 NW Klamm Road, but the plates responded to a GMC Envoy. The pickup matched the description of one that was involved in a pursuit early in the day with the North Kansas City Police Department earlier in the day.
A traffic stop was attempted in the 5000 block of NW Gateway Drive, but the pickup failed to stop and entered the northbound lanes of Interstate 29. Speeds reached up to 97 miles her hour before the truck exited at NW 64th Street.
A short while later, the vehicle entered back onto I-29 and speeds reached 94 miles per hour, before it exited again, this time at NW 72nd Street. Speeds were 77 miles per hour on NW 72nd Street when the driver ran through a red light and the pursuit was terminated.
Almost two months later, the driver of the pursuit was stopped at Red X.
On July 11, an off-duty police officer working at the store recognized Weiland and knew he had a warrant out for his arrest.
When Weiland exited the store, he was detained for his fleeing warrant. When asked if he had anything on him, he told the officers he did. A search of his pocket revealed two baggies with a brown substance and five blue pills in another baggie. The brown substance was heroin, while the pills were Xanax.
In an interview after his arrest, Weiland told officers he was getting $150 for each gram of heroin. He also was asked about the pursuit and stated he ran because he had a warrant out for his arrest, according to court documents.
He first appeared in court on July 13 and entered a not guilty plea for the drug charges. Three days later, he entered a not guilty plea on the eluding allegation.
He is set to return to court on both charges on Sept. 18.
Weiland is also facing a felony resisting/eluding charge in Clay County.