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VIDEO: Man arrested after high-speed chase ends in crash, sending 15 pounds of pot flying

Published: Oct. 25, 2021 at 3:19 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2021 at 8:21 AM CDT
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HARRISON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - A Louisiana man is behind bars after attempting to flee from authorities Monday morning in Harrison County.

Rodney Antonio Lusk, 49, was arrested after Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said he fled from deputies as they initiated a traffic stop on I-10. The suspect fled, getting off the interstate at the Menge Avenue exit. Shortly after, authorities say Lusk crashed his car into an open field, sending 15 pounds of high-grade marijuana flying from the car.

Rodney Antonio Lusk, 49, was arrested on felony charges of trafficking a controlled substance...
Rodney Antonio Lusk, 49, was arrested on felony charges of trafficking a controlled substance and fleeing a law enforcement officer.(Harrison County jail)

Video obtained by WLOX shows Lusk being pulled from the vehicle by two deputies, then placed in custody. He is now charged with trafficking a controlled substance and fleeing a law enforcement officer.

Lusk, who was also on federal probation, is being held in the Harrison County jail on a $200,000 bond set by Judge Albert Fountain.

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