Police arrest one person after chase uncovers illegal narcotics near Liberty

One individual was apprehended following a pursuit across Clay County, Missouri, which ultimately led to the uncovering of illicit drugs resembling fentanyl.

Around 8:10 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office encountered a pickup truck near Highway 69 and NE 112th St. The law enforcement officials intended to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation. Unfortunately, the driver chose to flee, evading the authorities despite the stop sticks deployed by the Liberty, Mo., Police Dept. and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Law enforcement officials have confirmed that the driver has been apprehended and was being sought by the U.S. Marshals for illegally possessing a firearm while involved in drug trafficking.

The Sheriff’s Office reported that K-9 Freyja, along with a K-9 from the Kearney, Mo., Police Department, conducted a search for the item that the driver had discarded on I-35 near Highway 291. Their efforts were successful, as they discovered a bag containing multiple illegal pills that were packaged for individual sales.

The Sheriff’s Office has stated that although laboratory tests have not yet confirmed the presence of fentanyl, the pills found seem to be similar to recently recovered fentanyl pills.

Law enforcement officials have not yet disclosed the identity of the suspect as of Wednesday.

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