2 men arrested on drug charges after police pursuit

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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. 

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.

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