INTERSTATE 79 PURSUIT Police Chase Vehicle And Find Drugs
Reported by: Kristin Keeling
Videographer: Larry Clark
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 10, 2012 10:47 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 10, 2012 11:35 AM EDT
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A routine traffic stop turned into a police pursuit along Interstate 79 Friday morning and led to the discovery of drugs in the suspect’s vehicle, police said.
Kanawha County sheriff's deputies say they tried to pull over a driver about 8 a.m. for expired tags near the Elkview exit, but the man wouldn't stop. That's when police say the driver ditched a softball-size bag out the window and kept driving.
Deputies chased the car in their cruiser until it came to a stop two miles south near the Big Chimney exit.
Deputies said they uncovered marijuana and meth-making materials inside the car. It was unclear what was in the bag that was thrown out the window.
The driver was being interviewed by deputies, and it was unclear whether any charges had been filed.
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