The sheriff’s office has announced a narcotics arrest in Port Charlotte.

Authorities on Tuesday morning saw a car on Harbor Boulevard suddenly speed up to 60 miles per hour.

A deputy tried stopping this vehicle, but it went onto a vacant lot on Easton Drive. The driver then ran out of the deputy’s sight.

Other deputies arrived to find this man and arrest him.

The sheriff’s office has identified him as 35-year-old James Brannan of Arcadia. It has charged him with trafficking meth, among other things.