Members of the Cass County Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on US 35 near Cass County Road 1000 S at approximately 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12.
According to a news release, this was a high risk traffic stop due to the driver, identified as Joshua Hewitt, 37, of Camden, having a felony warrant for dealing methamphetamine out of Howard County, and a history of carrying firearms as a serious violent felon.
After contact was made with the driver, he became uncooperative and sped off at a high rate of speed, northbound on US 35. Officers immediately pursued the suspect into Walton, where he proceeded west onto State Road 218. The suspect’s 2010 Dodge Ram allegedly reached speeds in excess of 100 mph. The vehicle pursuit ended on a farm property in the 5600 block of 800 N in Carroll County, where it is believed the suspect ran out of fuel.
The news release states that Hewitt became cooperative and was taken into custody.
Detective O’Connor used his K9 partner, Kimba, to conduct a free air sniff of the suspect vehicle. Approximately 49 grams of probable methamphetamine was located in the suspect vehicle, along with additional items of paraphernalia.
Hewitt was arrested on charges of dealing methamphetamine (level 2 felony), possession of methamphetamine (level 3 felony), possession of paraphernalia (C misdemeanor) and the Level 4 Howard County warrant for dealing methamphetamine. He was transported to the Cass County Jail.
The news release states that based on these investigations, additional arrests are anticipated.
Citizens are encouraged to report suspicious activity in their neighborhoods to the Logansport Police Department or the Cass County Sheriff’s Department.
SOURCE: News release from Cass County Drug Task Force