80 pounds of marijuana is discovered after a high-speed chase ends in Moore County.
On July 21, Deputies with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office were advised about a chase that began in Sherman County on U.S. Highway 287, and was headed south towards Moore County, traveling at excess speeds topping over 110 mph.
Deputies with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office entered the chase shortly after it entered Moore County, and began assisting the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office.
Once inside Moore County, officials said the vehicle continued traveling south towards Dumas.
Deputies said they asked the Dumas Police Department to set spike strips near the city limits in an attempt to disable the vehicle.
Officials said DPD was able to deploy the spike strips and disable the vehicle.
After traveling for a short time, the vehicle pulled into a church parking lot and the suspect exited the vehicle and attempted to escape on foot.
We are told two Deputies with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office were able to apprehend the suspect and took him into custody.
After further investigation, officials said 80 pounds of marijuana were located inside the vehicle.
The suspect was taken to the Moore County Jail where he was arraigned and released into the custody of the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office.