Drugs, handgun recovered after Springfield pursuit

Sgt. Jason Cadle of the Springfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the pursuit began when a trooper attempted to stop an SUV near the intersection of Water and East Columbia Streets around 11:25 p.m. Saturday.

Cadle said during the pursuit the occupants in the vehicle threw out objects that would later turn out to be drugs.

The pursuit lasted several minutes with speeds ranging from 45-50 mph. All three occupants of vehicle ran away on foot after they drove the SUV onto the sidewalk near the intersection of West Liberty and South Yellow Springs streets.

One of the occupants was captured and arrested after a short foot pursuit, but the other two inside the SUV were able to get away.

Cadle said during the investigation, state troopers were able to recover about 20 grams of cocaine and 10 grams of marijuana that were thrown from the SUV. A handgun was also located and recovered inside the vehicle.

Cadle said due to the active investigation, the identity of the person arrested was not available and troopers are working to identify the other two.

No injuries or damage was reported.

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