Amish Mafia star Alan Beiler has been sentenced to up to two years in prison for drug possession and leading police on a high-speed chase through the Amish community last year that resulted in a Pennsylvania State Trooper being injured.
Beiler, is an actor and producer of the popular Discovery Channel show about the supposed “dark underbelly” of the religious community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
In July 2012, five months before “Amish Mafia” debuted, a Pennsylvania State Trooper tried to pull Beiler over for having an expired registration on his 2004 Jeep Liberty.
Instead of stopping, Beiler, who calls himself “the black Amish,” accelerated and began driving in the oncoming traffic lane.
Police say he nearly rammed into five cars along the way. The chase ended when the trooper crashed his squad car and suffered a mild concussion, the Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.
State troopers later tracked Beiler, 35, back to his house by using his license plate number.
A search of his SUV revealed marijuana and a trove of pills, including Carisoprodol, a muscle relaxer, oxycodone and Alprazolam, an anti-anxiety medication.