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Man arrested after chase, accused of throwing bag of meth

September 20, 2019

ELKVIEW, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia man has been arrested after leading police on a chase while trying to toss a bag of methamphetamine out of sight.

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday said 46-year-old David Fitzgerald Moore has been charged with fleeing and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

The sheriff’s office says the chase started when a sergeant responded to a report of a man and woman fighting in Elkview on Wednesday.

When the sergeant arrived, Moore took off on his motorcycle and threw a white baggie. The pursuit ended when a state trooper blocked an intersection.

Authorities found the baggie and a lab test confirmed it was meth. Another bag of meth was found in Moore’s pocket.

It’s unclear if Moore has hired a lawyer.

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