Car chase in DeKalb County leads to meth trafficking arrest

Car chase in DeKalb County leads to meth trafficking arrest

DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The DeKalb County Narcotics and Interdiction Unit arrested two teens following a brief car chase on Wednesday.

The sheriff’s office reports that agents, along with the Mentone Police Department, were on Alabama 117 when officers saw a vehicle that committed multiple traffic infractions. Agents and officers reportedly attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled from officers, resulting in a 5-minute pursuit.

After detaining the two suspects, agents say they continued a search of the area and found a large amount of methamphetamine that was thrown from the vehicle, as well as a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun. A meth pipe was also found on the passenger, according to the sheriff’s office.

The driver, 18-year-old Megan Palmer of Summerville, Georgia, was charged with attempting to elude, possession of a controlled substance and reckless endangerment.

The passenger, 16-year-old Lanson Smith of Cloudland, Georgia, was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of a firearm without a permit, tampering with physical evidence, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both were transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center.

Smith will be charged as an adult due to it being a Class A felony.

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