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Police: Man arrested after fleeing authorities and throwing cocaine out the window
A man was taken into custody and charged after police say he fled from authorities and threw a bag of cocaine out of the window of his vehicle.
Beaumont police officers attempted to make a traffic stop on a silver Chevy Avalanche pick-up that committed a traffic violation around 9 p.m. Tuesday in the area of I-10 east at mile marker 848, according to a news release from the Beaumont Police Department.
The suspect was later identified as 38-year-old Mississippi resident Isaac Perry.
After failing to stop he continued driving into Orange County where he eluded two sets of spike strips, BPD stated.
As he was crossing the Sabine River Bridge he drove onto the shoulder and threw a bag out of the vehicle's window which contained a felony amount of cocaine, BPD stated.
He then continued through Louisiana and State Police were then able to spike his front tires, slowing him down.
Perry then drove into a tree. He exited the vehicle and was placed in handcuffs a short time later.
Louisiana State Police took over the investigation and issued charges relating to narcotics and fleeing from police.
The arrest was a joint effort between several agencies. And police said Sheriff Keith Merritt deployed his boat to find the evidence that was thrown out of the window.
The investigation continues and charges in Texas are a possibility, police stated.