KEY LARGO, Fla. – Deputies said they found heroin, cocaine, meth, and ecstasy inside the car of a man from Broward County in Monroe County.
Bernard Green, 31, of Fort Lauderdale, also had glass pipes, syringes, two digital scales, plastic baggies, and other drug paraphernalia in his Hyundai, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office announced on Sunday.
Deputy Jorge Moreno reported he was on patrol shortly before 8:30 p.m., near Isla Morada, when he saw Green make an illegal U-turn prompting several drivers to slam on their brakes to avoid crashing.
Moreno turned on his lights and sirens, just north of the Snake Creek Bridge, but Green refused to stop and started to speed on U.S. 1. Moreno reported he decided to stop the chase for “safety reasons,” deputies said.
Deputy Joel Torres successfully spiked the Hyundai’s tires and Green and a woman jumped out of the car and started running in Key Largo, deputies said. Florida Highway Patrol and deputies searched for Green and the woman.
Deputies arrested Green, but couldn’t find the woman. He is facing charges of trafficking 10 grams or more of phenethylamines, 14 or more grams of methamphetamine, four or more grams of heroin, and cocaine; possession of drug equipment; driving with a suspended license, and fleeing and eluding police.