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MHP arrests drug suspect following high-speed chase

LINCOLN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Around 3 p.m. Monday afternoon, the Mississippi Highway Patrol stopped an individual in a tan Ford Expedition traveling South on Highway 51 in Bogue Chitto, at a police checkpoint. The driver was asked to pull onto the side of the road because one of the troopers smelled marijuana.  

He left the scene.instead and a high-speed chase ensued, that lasted approximately 20 minutes and Trooper Brandon Fortenberry says that at one point, the driver reached 100 miles per hour.  

MHP used stop sticks at the 17 mile marker on I-55 South.  And at the 15 mile marker, the Ford Expedition came to a safe stop at the McComb city limits.

Troopers arrested the driver and confiscated 3.34 grams of Ice, 38.5 grams of crack cocaine, and 6.5 grams of powder cocaine. Further charges are pending.

The suspect is now in custody at the Lincoln County Sheriff's department.

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