POSTED: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 4:36pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 10:03am
Sullivan City Police with the help of La Loya arrested Leon Czerny for possession of marijuana and evading authorities.
Police say it was around 8:30 last night when they attempted to pull over a white P-T Cruiser for a routine traffic stop. That's when the driver stepped on the gas.
Police chased the car for miles into penitas before zerny jumped out of the car and made a run for it. Authorities caught up to the smuggler around tom gill road and found over 360 pounds of marijuana in the trunk and $1,000.00.
Local Authorities tell us that lately routine traffic stops have helped them take drugs off the streets. Whether its a busted light or an expired license plate, officials say the cars are pulled over for basic traffic violations.
They will only search the car only if they're suspicious.
Sullivan City officials tell us in the past nine days they have confiscated over 1800 pounds of marijuana.
For some its just just plain old hard work...