CHEROKEE Co., SC (WSPA) – Two meth trafficking suspects are under arrest after they led officers on a high-speed chase through two states, according to the Cherokee Co. Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators from Cherokee Co., federal and NC officers were conducting surveillance on a suspect they thought was bringing large quantities of drugs from Charlotte into Cherokee Co. on June 7.
Undercover officers started following the truck from Charlotte on I-85.
Try tried to stop the truck in Cleveland Co. around 4:50 p.m., but the driver kept going.
They tried deploying spike strips at the 102 mile marker, but it was unsuccessful.
The driver took the four wheeled drive pickup into the median passing cars and running over orange construction barrels and a sign in the median.
Investigators say the people in the truck tried throwing the drugs from the truck as they crossed over the Broad River bridge.
The chase continued until just south of the Peachoid until Captain Clark of the Cherokee Co. Sheriff’s Office initiated a pit maneuver.
The truck suddenly stopped because it ran out of gas due to a damaged fuel line from running over debris in the median.
Deputies say the chase covered 20 miles in two states and the suspect reached speed up to 100 mph.
No one was hurt.
Officers say they were able to find the drugs thrown from the fleeing vehicle.
Investigators say they recovered more than six and a half pounds of meth valued up to $125,000 in bulk and even more when broken down to be sold on the streets.
Charles Edward Dawkins Jr., 46, of Neal Shoals Rd. in Union, is charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine (400 grams or more) and Failure to Stop for Blue Light.
Daniel Rowell Glenn, 41, of Piedmont Hills Place in Charlotte is charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine (400 grams or more).