BROCKTON, Mass. (WPRI) — Two men are facing several charges, including drug trafficking, after leading police on a short pursuit.
Police say Brockton detectives tried to pull a Nissan SUV over after becoming suspicious of its Virginia license plates and no headlights.
According to police, the vehicle led police on a brief pursuit before eventually pulling over. The passenger then jumped out of the vehicle and ran.
Police eventually found the passenger that escaped on foot walking from behind a house on Winthrop Street.
Officers found two bags of fentanyl in a trash can of a home, and a K-9 found a firearm near the fence line.
A short pursuit leads to 2 arrests. BPD seized a loaded gun and 13.5 grams of Fentanyl. Great #Teamwork between the Det Bureau & Patrol Division. BPD has NO tolerance for guns or drugs. @MayorBillCarp@PlymouthSheriff @MassasoitPolice @cshepard_ENT pic.twitter.com/CivhQyXpDZ— Brockton Police (@BrocktonPolice) February 1, 2019
The driver of the vehicle, identified as 26-year-old Terrance Robinson, is being charged with trafficking fentanyl, conspiracy to violate drug law, failure to stop for police and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.
The passenger was identified as 21-year-old Davonte Smith, who faces charges of trafficking fentanyl, conspiracy to violate drug law, unlawful carrying of a firearm, possession of a large capacity feeding device, unlawful possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. unlawful possession of ammunition and disorderly conduct.
Both men are due in court Friday.