High Speed Pursuit Down Interstate Leads To Heroin Cocaine Bust

High Speed Pursuit Down Interstate Leads To Heroin Cocaine Bust

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Narcotics agents with the Cullman Police Department have been involved in an undercover drug operation on County Road 437.

On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, undercover officers purchased 5.2 grams of Heroin and 2.8 grams of Cocaine from two male suspects as part of an illegal drug sting.

Once the drug purchase transaction occurred, officers attempted to stop a vehicle being driven by one of the suspects, Devante Smith.

Smith failed to stop for officers; a pursuit ensued.

The pursuit took place southbound on Interstate 65 from the Good Hope exit, all the way down to the Warrior area in northern Jefferson County. Multiple witnesses along the Interstate encountered the spectacle late yesterday.

Speeds in the pursuit at times exceeded 115 mph with law enforcement agencies along the way joining the chase.

The Cullman Police Department was assisted by the Warrior Police Department in ending the pursuit near Warrior.

Once subdued, the following subjects were arrested:

DEVANTE SMITH
JORDAN EVANS

 

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The driver of the eluding vehicle – Devante Smith – has been charged with:

• Trafficking in Illegal Drugs
• Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance – 2 counts
• Attempting to Elude
• Reckless Endangerment

His bond was set at $1.1 million dollars.

 

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The passenger – Jordan Evans – has been charged with:

• Trafficking in Illegal Drugs
• Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance – 2 counts

His bond was set at $1,040,000.

Both Smith and Evans are residents of Birmingham.

Each man remains jailed at Cullman County Detention Center at this time.

Captain Becky Boyd had these thoughts this afternoon:

“I would like to thank the efforts of Investigators Justin Craft and Scott Sanford for their work on conducting this operation. We do not want Heroin, Crack Cocaine, or any other illegal drug in our community.

Our narcotic Investigators will continue to work diligently to pursue and arrest anybody dealing in illegal drug activity in our community.

I would also like to thank Warrior Police Department for their assistance in ending the pursuit and making the arrest.”

Anyone with information on illegal drug activity is asked to contact Cullman Police Department at 256-734-1434 or 256-775-7170.

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The information shown here has been provided by Captain Becky Boyd. Captain Boyd is the head of investigations at the Cullman Police Department. She has a long history of keeping narcotics off the streets of Cullman.

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High Speed Pursuit Down Interstate Leads To Heroin Cocaine Bust

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