Police Lay Charges After Car Flees Traffic Stop

Two people are facing drug trafficking-related charges following an evade-Police incident early yesterday morning.


At approximately 2:30 a.m., May 16, 2021, Patrol officers conducted a traffic stop on a red, 2001 Mazda Tribute at Circle Drive and Airport Drive for high speeds. As police approached the stopped vehicle, the female driver fled at a high rate of speed. Officers attempted to deploy a tire deflation device but the vehicle swerved toward an officer, nearly striking them and causing an unsuccessful deployment.


Police successfully deployed a tire deflation device and the suspect vehicle came to a stop after striking a parked vehicle in the 200 block Avenue K South. The female driver and male passenger were taken into custody without further incident.


Upon searching the vehicle, police located cocaine, meth, Dilaudid pills, approximately $1400 cash and cell phones.


A 29-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man are charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (x4). The woman is also charged with Dangerous Driving, Assault with a Weapon, Evade Police and Driving While Prohibited.


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