CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KAIT) – A man who tried to flee from police in Caruthersville was arrested after officers say they found drugs.
Saturday night Caruthersville Police responded to an illegal gambling and possible drug activity call at East 1212th Street and Vest Avenue. When they arrived police say they approached a black man who was acting suspicious. Police say the man then fled on foot. After a short pursuit, police say they found the man hiding in a vehicle at a nearby home.
Police took the man into custody and searched the area where they found him. According to police, officers found a clear plastic bag that held nine smaller bags containing a controlled substance. They also found the suspect's identification.
The man was taken to the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office to await the filing of formal charges. The man's name has not been released.