Police look for discarded drugs, weapons

Men arrested after short pursuit, search
Police look for discarded drugs, weapons

Madison police are looking for drugs, weapons and other evidence that might have been left behind by suspected drug dealers while fleeing police.

Officers said they were looking to apprehend Quentin D. Spears, 26, of Madison, on suspicion of several count of heroin delivery. As part of that investigation, an SUV he was traveling in was spotted on Fish Hatchery Road near Ann Street Tuesday afternoon. Police said the SUV would not pull over and police cut off their pursuit out of concern for citizen safety.

The SUV was spotted found empty in the 600 block of Pine Street. Police said Spears, Von A. Hamilton, 24, and Nicholas M. Moore, 23, both of Madison, were found and arrested a short time later.

A homeowner on Pine Street found a bag of heroin in her yard Wednesday morning, prompting police to believe the men might have discarded drugs, weapons and other evidence in the area. Officers and a K-9 searched the area, but police said something might have been missed with all the downed leaves.

Anyone who finds something suspicious in their yard is asked to call police.

Police said cellphones, more than $3,500 cash and the SUV were seized.

Spears was arrested on suspicion of three counts of delivery of heroin, resisting and on a probation hold. Hamilton was arrested on suspicion of resisting and on a probation hold. Moore was arrested on suspicion of resisting.

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