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Mount Pleasant police say they recovered large amounts of marijuana and cash from a suspect who attempted to run from them.
Officers were on patrol at 1 p.m. Thursday in the 2200 block of Howe Street when they observed a suspicious vehicle with two men inside it. Police stopped to talk with the occupants of the car and say they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
While offices radioed for back-up, the 26-year-old driver exited the car and fled on foot. Police gave chase and ordered the man to stop. When the suspect refused, officers tasered him and took him into custody.
“A large bag of marijuana and a large amount of cash was found on the suspect, MPPD Sgt. Shawn Lueke wrote in a press release. “South Shore Rescue was called although the suspect reported no injuries.”
The man was booked into the Racine County Jail on pending charges of felony possession with the intent to deliver; three felony counts of bail jumping; and one misdemeanor count each of bail jumping and resisting arrest.
Lueke said state court records indicate the man is current under federal probation and was out on bond for felony charges of substantial battery, cocaine and marijuana possession and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.
The man’s 27-year-old passenger was not taken into custody.