Dothan Drug Bust

By: Alex Zequeira
By: Alex Zequeira

A Dothan man took a trip to the slammer Monday after leading police on a pursuit through several Dothan neighborhoods. Police say they had been scoping this guy out for the past several days, and when they got the evidence they needed, they decided to make their bust.

It all started when police got behind red Chevy Impala.

Officer Jason Adkins said, "I attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle, he pulled over but then took off shortly after that."

The chase was on. Officers pursued the vehicle down several streets. They say during the pursuit, the driver tossed out some unwanted items.

"He noticed that some patrol units got behind him, and turned their lights on him, and he started to run. He threw the evidence out of the window, the marijuana and the gun," said Governor Jackson, Dothan Police Dept.

Police say about two and a half pounds of marijuana and a nine millimeter pistol, were thrown out of the car by 23-year-old Kenneth Newby. But the chase did not last long.

"When we he turned onto Selma Street, he attempted to make this turn here and wrecked. After a short foot pursuit, I was able to apprehend the suspect and put him into custody," said Officer Adkins.

However the investigation is far from over, police say two other men were in the car with Newby, who were able to get away.

Those two men are still on the run. If anyone has any information as to their whereabouts, please contact the Dothan police department at 334-615-3000.

Fortunately, no one was injured in Monday’s chase. Police say the drugs they recovered had a street value of about $2,000.


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