A 42-year-old Nebraska man was reportedly carrying a haul of drugs with him while leading troopers on a short, high-speed pursuit across the Arizona state line into Utah this weekend.
After they stopped the man, Utah and Arizona troopers found 25 pounds of methamphetamine in his car, according to arrest documents.
The chase started about 10 p.m. Saturday, when an Arizona Highway Patrol trooper reportedly saw a car speeding on Interstate 15 outside Littlefield, near the Utah border. The trooper tried to pull the car over, but it did not stop, said Kameron Lee, Arizona Highway Patrol spokesman.
The chase went on for nine minutes, Lee said, with vehicles reaching speeds of up to 115 mph.
The car eventually crossed into the oncoming lane of Southern Parkway in St. George and stopped. Troopers arrested him there.
The man was charged Monday in Utah’s 5th District Court with a second-degree-felony count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, along with failure to stop for police, a third-degree felony, and driving without a valid license, a class C misdemeanor.