Stop sticks end police pursuit with suspect on I-70, drugs seized

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Picture from viewer Brandy Lynn of incident on September 8, 2016

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – A police chase Thursday morning that spanned two counties resulted in the seizure of drugs.

Police attempted to pull over a car around 10:30 a.m. along I-70 in Henry County. The suspect fled and led police on a chase with speeds ranging from 20-115 mph.

The pursuit reached Hancock County and police deployed spike strips near the 108 mile marker, causing the front tires to deflate. The suspect tried to escape to a rest area and allegedly threw out a large baseball-sized bag of drugs.

The suspect continued driving on flat tires for several miles until he eventually drove onto the grass on the north side of the interstate. Police took him into custody without incident.

Police identified the suspect as Ramano Miguel Truesdale, 31, of Colorado Springs, CO.  Truesdale allegedly told officers he ingested PCP and marijuana during the pursuit.

He faces charges of dealing in narcotic drugs, dealing in cocaine, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, resisting law enforcement and obstruction of justice.

Police found marijuana, scales, “four bindles of an unknown substance” and  a back pack containing a silver and black BB gun. Officers also recovered the bag of crack cocaine and fentanyl that was thrown from the car.

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