Man tossed drugs from car during police chase

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Police: Man tossed drugs during chase

GREENFIELD — A man who led police on a car chase Thursday morning on Interstate 70 tossed narcotics out the window while fleeing from officers at speeds reaching 115 mph, reports state.

Ramono M. Truesdale, 31, of Colorado, refused to stop for an officer who tried to pull him over on I-70 in Henry County at around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, instead heading westbound on the interstate, police said.

Officers put out stop sticks at the 108 mile marker, but Truesdale continued to drive for several miles with flat tires, police said. Officers put out more spike strips at the 104 mile marker, where Truesdale finally came to a stop.

Truesdale drove his vehicle off into the grass and was taken into custody without incident, police said.

During the chase, Truesdale threw a baseball-sized baggy of narcotics — later identified as cocaine and fentanyl, a potent painkiller — out of the car, according to the report.

After his arrest, Truesdale told officers he had taken PCP and marijuana. Drug paraphernalia, including digital scales, marijuana and four bundles of an unknown substance, were found in the car, police said.

Truesdale faces the following charges: dealing in a narcotic drug; dealing in cocaine; possession of marijuana; reckless driving; resisting law enforcement and obstruction of justice.

He remained in the Hancock County Jail on Thursday evening.