Police chase in Union leads to one arrest, one suspect still at large

UNION PARISH, La. - One man has been arrested on a drug distribution charge and another is being sought after a late Saturday night car chase in Bernice.

A Union Parish deputy attempted to make a traffic stop after the vehicle did not stop a stop sign at Willis Reed and Sixth streets. The deputy chased the vehicle into the Willow Village Apartments where it nearly collided with a pedestrian and a parked car.

The vehicle then jumped a curb and stopped on the lawn where a man jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot. The deputy pulled up beside the passenger’s side door to keep the passenger, Meeks, from escaping.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 31-year-old Gregory Carter. 

Union Parish officials say 37-year-old Edward Meeks of Little Rock was booked into the parish detention center in Farmerville on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and aggravated flight from an officer.

Meeks’ bond was set at $16,000.

Officials tell us they found 29 grams of suspected marijuana in the front floorboard of the vehicle and another 19 grams in Meeks’ left front pocket of his pants.


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