Pursuit leads to arrest, ecstasy found


A high-speed pursuit led to the arrest of one Canadian man March 4.

A deputy with the Seward County Sheriff’s Office Interdiction Task Force attempted a traffic stop on a Chevy Tahoe for numerous traffic violations. The vehicle failed to comply and fled westbound on Interstate 80 at a high rate of speed.

The Nebraska State Patrol and the York County Sheriff’s Office were notified and assisted with the pursuit. Spike strips were deployed near mile marker 327, resulting in the deflation of three of the vehicle’s tires.

The Tahoe pulled to the shoulder, and a Canadian citizen was taken into custody without further incident. Authorities have not released his name as the investigation is ongoing.

A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded handgun in the center console and approximately 6.5 pounds of MDMA (ecstasy). The subject was lodged in the Seward County Jail pending further court action.