KENNETT, MO - An as-yet unidentified man was arrested in Kennett yesterday with a large amount of crack cocaine in his possession.
The arrest was made when Kennett officers were notified of a suspect inside a Federal Housing Authority area in which he had been banned. When officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop of the suspect, the man allegedly fled "at a high rate of speed" into a residential area. The suspect was eventually apprehended without further incident. Police then found crack cocaine inside the trunk of the suspect's vehicle, with an estimated street value of $250,000.
According to Kennett Police Chief Barry Tate, the find represents "one of the largest amounts of crack cocaine seized at one time in the Bootheel area."