A local man, Hunter Ryan Anderson, 23, is facing drug-related charges in a high-speed pursuit that ended in a crash June 3, according to an updated news release issued Friday afternoon by state police at Philipsburg.
Following the pursuit, state police allegedly located approximately 40 grams of crystal methamphetamine, two grams of cocaine and a small amount of suspected crack cocaine inside the Dodge Dakota that had been driven by Anderson.
Packaging material, a digital scale and various items of drug paraphernalia were also located by state police, the news release stated.
According to a previously published GANT News report, state police were on patrol June 3 in the area of Six Mile and Blue Spruce roads in Decatur Township.
At 1:05 a.m., troopers received a tip that Anderson was driving a blue Dodge Dakota. He was wanted in Clearfield, Centre and Clinton counties.
A short time later, troopers observed a vehicle matching the description provided in the tip. Troopers started to follow the vehicle and observed multiple traffic violations.
“Troopers activated overhead lighting and audible sirens in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop,” the previous report stated. “The vehicle failed to stop and a high-speed pursuit ensued … [it] lasted 23 minutes.”
State police said the pursuit ended in the area of the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Snyder Township, Blair County. Anderson was allegedly traveling at speeds “greater than reasonable.”
He lost control of the pick-up, which left the roadway and went airborne off an about 10-foot cement flood wall. His pick-up overturned several times until coming to a rest in the river.
Anderson has been charged with possession with the intent to deliver-methamphetamine; flight to avoid apprehension; fleeing and eluding police; possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia; driving under the influence of a controlled substance; criminal mischief; and more than 60 traffic violations.