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High speed chase ends in drug seizure


January 9, 2020

A North Dakota man led law enforcement on an extended high speed chase on Sunday, reaching speeds well over 100 mph. The chase began when the suspect refused to exit his vehicle and ended with the discovery of a stash of marijuana that he appears to have hidden in some undergrowth.

On January 5, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was patrolling Hwy 585 when he observed a white vehicle bearing a Texas license plate traveling north near milepost 26. Having clocked the vehicle at 77 mph in a 70 mph, the deputy executed a traffic stop.

The driver was identified as Harold William Barney I...

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