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AKRON, OH (WOIO) –

A police chase in Akron this week led to a $1 million cocaine bust.

When Akron police tried to stop a suspected drug dealer, they say he drove away. The attempted traffic stop took place near Kenmore and 16th Street.

A chase involving Ohio’s Highway Patrol ensued. Police say the man crashed and fled on foot, eventually jumping off a 30-foot high overpass. Officers caught up to him.

They say they found 11.2 kilograms of cocaine in his car worth an estimated $1 million. The suspect was taken to the hospital, treated for minor injuries and released into custody. He’s been arrested and charged.

Akron Police Chief James Nice says the quantity of drugs seized indicates it was intended for distribution.

“Probably came from another city probably came from a drug hub probably came from a significant drug trafficker this is probably a major trafficker in Akron.  I would think a serious major trafficker in Akron, so the next step will be outside the city to see where this is coming from,” said Chief Nice.

 

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