April 29, 2014 5:39 pm

Car chase arrest leads to drug bust in Melville

On Saturday police were in a dangerous chase with a man who just stole an ATV and was trying to elude capture.

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MELVILLE, Sask. – On Saturday police were in a dangerous chase with a man who just stole an ATV and was trying to elude capture.

RCMP got a report of a possible stolen ATV being hauled by a truck on Highway 47 near Melville.

When police tried to pull over the truck, the driver made several evasive turns down grid roads and onto private property. The rough terrain did not give the RCMP a chance to stop the truck.

A civilian vehicle tried to help police by blocking road, but the truck struck the other vehicle and continued on.

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Later that night, RCMP in Broadview tried to deploy a spike belt but the driver also avoided that. Police called off the chase since the vehicle was approaching Highway 1 and being driven so dangerously.

But civilians continued to follow the suspect’s truck until he got stuck on a grid road, abandoned the vehicle, and fled on foot.

On Sunday, police arrested Sean Carson in Melville and laid several charges including Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

After Carson’s arrest and a related investigation, police obtained a search warrant for a home in Melville. On Monday night they recovered 65 pounds of marijuana, materials for production of cannabis resin and a set of brass knuckles.

Carson, Clorice Abbot of Melville and Candica Kreps of Regina and are all facing multiple drug charges.

Carson made his first court appearance in Yorkton Tuesday morning.

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