Chase ends in pot bustSeptember 10,2013Chase ends
in pot bust
Police said a Rutland man claimed to be fleeing his ex-girlfriend when he allegedly led police on a high-speed chase through a residential neighborhood while carrying a felony amount of marijuana.
Brandon E. Davis, 30, is facing up to four years in prison after pleading innocent Monday in Rutland criminal court to felony marijuana possession and a misdemeanor charge of attempting to elude police.
On July 22, according to an affidavit filed with the court, Sgt. Christopher Barber with the Rutland City Police Department saw Davis drive east through the intersection of Main and Terrill streets at a high rate of speed.
Affidavits state Barber turned on his lights and chased Davis, who did not pull over but instead led Barber on a roughly half-mile pursuit along East, Lafayette and East Center streets, with speeds in excess of 50 mph.
Barber found Davis parked in a driveway on Bellevue Avenue.
“I asked Davis about the incident and he stated he was trying to lose his ex-girlfriend,” Barber wrote in his affidavit. “Davis further advised that he then saw me and freaked out.”
Barber said he could smell marijuana in Davis’ vehicle and after receiving consent for a search, found a bag of pot weighing 2.2 ounces.
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