CHEVALLEAU

An Apopka, Fla. man was sentenced to 25 years in prison on June 24 after he pled guilty in Monroe County Superior Court to trafficking methamphetamine.

Astor Chevalleau, 35, also pled guilty to felony fleeing or attempting to elude and received a $1 million fine as part of his sentence.

On April 26, 2017, Georgia State Patrol (GSP) troopers and Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Chevalleau after a high-speed chase on I-75. Chevelleau was driving a 2013 Chrysler 300 at speeds in excess of 135 mph. During the pursuit, Chevalleau rammed multiple patrol cars and headed northbound in the southbound lane of I-75. The chase finally ended when a GSP trooper performed a successful PIT maneuver, and Chevalleau was taken into custody.

Deputies found inside Chevalleau’s vehicle about three kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, over 100 grams of liquid Hydrocodone, a loaded handgun, digital scales and other drug-related paraphernalia.

Monroe County assistant district attorney Leslie Tilson prosecuted Chevalleau’s case.