"It was a high speed chase and he got to speeds over 100 miles per hour."
Kemper County Sheriff James Moore is talking about a high speed chase that began when the driver of a car fled the scene after being stopped by a deputy.
According to the sheriff it was a tip that led to the traffic stop. Once the chase began it ended less than 20 minutes later on Hale Road in Noxubee County. With four men inside the car, Sheriff Moore says one of the passenger 32-year-old Russell Smart fled on foot into the woods.
"He did catch that subject in the woods. As a matter of fact that subject fled with a large packet in his hands."
It turns out that the package was one pound of marijuana with a street value of around 15-hundred dollars.
27 year old Cedrick Thomas, 28 year old LaQuonts McCoy, 32 year old Russell Smart and 24-year-old Antoine Williams were all are from Noxubee County and all are facing charges for evading, trafficking and could still face others.
"Drug dealers remember the sheriff department is here working, you might not see us. You might not hear us but we're definitely there."
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