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Agents recover meth from Alabama man who fled arrest on foot

July 11, 2018

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say they recovered nearly 2 ounces (56 grams) of methamphetamine from a man who fled arrest.

AL.com reports Etowah County Drug Enforcement says in a statement that 25-year-old Westphaleon Bernardo Thomas was charged with drug trafficking Monday.

The release says agents learned Thomas had a “substantial amount” of meth and approached him while he was standing outside his vehicle. Officials say he ran when the agents introduced themselves.

After a brief foot Pursuit, agents arrested Thomas and recovered 56 grams of meth.

Thomas could face additional state and federal charges related to the drugs and a firearm seized during the arrest. It’s unclear whether he has a lawyer.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews

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