K-9 officer discovers 38 pounds of marijuana after chasePublished 9:33pm Monday, February 11, 2013
A Selma man is in custody, facing a variety of charges, after leading police on a car chase and being found with a suitcase full of marijuana Sunday afternoon.
According to a release from the Selma Police Department, detectives attempted to stop 26-year-old Anthony Brown in the 1500 block of Old Montgomery Highway during a drug operation.
“The suspect drove off and officers went in pursuit of the suspect,” Selma Chief of Police William T. Riley said. “The suspect crashed the vehicle at the entrance of Hidden Acres trailer park and then ran.”
Riley said detectives captured Brown after a “brief foot pursuit.”
“A drug K-9 unit responded to the scene and alerted offers to the suspect’s vehicle,” Riley said.
He said detectives, after being alerted by the K-9 officer, discovered approximately 38 pounds of marijuana inside a suitcase in the vehicle. The marijuana is valued at approximately $15,500.
Brown, who is listed as living at 2100 Royal Street, was charged with drug trafficking marijuana, felony evade and elude and reckless driving.
Monday, Brown’s bond was set at $5 million by District Judge Bob Armstrong during a bond hearing.
“We are tremendously pleased Judge Armstrong set the high bond,” District Attorney Michael Jackson said following the hearing.
Jackson said a preliminary hearing in the case has been set for March 12.