About 25 grams of meth found, police say
By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
A Corinth man allegedly fled police in his vehicle Friday and is also accused of throwing about 25 grams of meth out of the window during the pursuit, a law enforcement official said.
Lamon Derrell West, 46, allegedly refused to stop for police who attempted to pull him over during the course of a narcotics investigation, Police Department Capt. Dell Green said.
A narcotics officer attempted to stop the vehicle on Polk Street, but West allegedly fled. The pursuit went down several roads, including Shiloh, Fulton, U.S. Highway 72 and U.S. Highway 45 to the Tennessee state line, Green said.
West allegedly turned around at the Tennessee state line and came south on U.S. 45 and then turned onto Harper Road, Tate Street and U.S. Highway 72 before stopping at Pizza Hut where he was taken into custody, Green added.
During the pursuit, the officer saw the suspect allegedly throwing stuff out the window, and about 25 grams of meth was recovered by police on Shiloh Road, Green said.
West has been charged with possession of meth with intent to sell, tampering with physical evidence and felony fleeing.
He was by himself in the vehicle during the alleged pursuit, Green said, adding that speeds reached around 75 mph on U.S. 45.