PORT HURON, MI – An investigation into sales of heroin in the Port Huron area ended on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016, with a short chase and the arrest of two people.
According to Sheriff Tim Donnellon, the St. Clair County Drug Task Force was conducting the investigation, when they observed the suspects inside a vehicle in the area of 10th Street and Bancroft Street at about 5:00 Tuesday afternoon. A fully marked Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit patrol vehicle attempted to make a traffic stop, but the suspects fled in the vehicle.
During the chase, the suspects were observed by officers and witnesses throwing items out the window of the vehicle. The car was finally stopped on 14th Street at Griswold. The suspects, a 33 year old man from Detroit and a 45 year old woman from Port Huron were arrested without incident.
Members of the Drug Task Force conducted a search of the vehicle. Analog drugs were found and seized, along with fraudulent prescriptions, cell phones, cash, a vehicle and drug packaging materials.
Approximately $8000 worth of heroin was located along the route of the chase, with the assistance of citizens who observed the suspects throwing the heroin from their vehicle.
The suspects face charges including possession of heroin with intent to deliver, prescription fraud, destruction of evidence, fleeing and eluding police and being a habitual offender.
Port Huron Police road patrol and Sheriff’s Office road patrol also assisted in the investigation.