Chase leads to bust

Published 12:38 am Thursday, May 8, 2008

NATCHEZ — What began as a routine traffic stop turned into a car chase then a major drug bust Tuesday.

Commander of the Metro Narcotics Unit, Cliff Cox, said when officers attempted to pull over a truck in the Roselawn Subdivision the driver, Tyron Wilson, 20, 18 Myrtle Drive, led them on a chase through the neighborhood.

Cox said as the truck sped through the subdivision “numerous ounces of cocaine,” were thrown from the vehicle.

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Cox said as officers attempted to box in Wilson, and his passenger, Larry Hardin, 28, 2713 Marquette Ave., also know as Peter Rabbit, Wilson rammed one officer’s vehicle before Hardin took off on foot.

Once the two men were apprehended a search warrant for Hardin’s home was obtained.

At Hardin’s home officers recovered more cocaine and several thousand dollars in cash.

Cox said 11.66 ounces of cocaine, with an approximate value of $30,000, and $20,654 in cash were ultimately taken off the streets.

Judge Charles Vess said both men will be place on a $250,000 bond.

“We can’t tolerate this kind of activity,” he said.

Both men are scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday morning.