Car chase in Herriman ends in 1 arrest; 9 lbs. of meth recovered

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HERRIMAN, Utah — One man was taken into custody after a search warrant executed on a Herriman home revealed a variety of drugs and more than $5,00 in cash, Tuesday afternoon.

Detectives from the Metro Gang Unit and Unified police received information that there were illegal narcotics at 12657 S. Tascana Way. Detectives were in the process of writing a search warrant and conducting surveillance on the home when suspect Israel Peterson, 32, of Herriman, left the residence and got into a red Chevy truck, according a press release from Unified police.

Police attempted to stop Peterson a short distance from the house when the suspect fled, the release states.

Detectives pursued Peterson through the neighborhood and onto Herriman Parkway. Police lost sight of suspect but a few seconds later came across a crash at 5200 West and Herriman Parkway where Peterson ran into the back of a Ford Expedition, the release indicated.

The driver of the Expedition, a 19-year-old woman, was uninjured. Peterson was transported to Riverton Hospital with minor injuries.

A search warrant on the home yielded nine pounds of methamphetamine, one ounce of heroin and small amounts of marijuana and spice. Police also seized $5,300 in cash.

Police say Peterson is known to carry a firearm although no weapon was found during a search of the home and truck.

If anyone finds a firearm in the area of the pursuit, police advise them not to touch it but to call Unified police at 801-743-7000.

Peterson was booked into Salt Lake County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and fleeing from police.


1 Comment

  • b

    i don’t live up there but thank you what ever police angentcys help with this and any other policeman any where in the world and united states or any other place that keeps us safe i hate to think what life would be without them to keep us safe all of these protestors don’t realize what .life would be like with out police to keep us safe the people in the news that have been shot all they had to do was not resist once again thank you all those that protect us

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