From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
[March 28, 2013, Bel Air, MD] — Harford County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Baltimore man earlier today for possession with intent to distribute cocaine after the suspect fled while deputies were attempting to stop him for speeding.
Reginald S. Artis, 34, of 2529 Highland St. Baltimore, Maryland was charged with possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and hindering a police officer.
On Thursday March 28, 2013 at 12:48 a.m., a Sheriff’s deputies observed 2000 silver Mercury exceeding the posted speed limit on Hanson Road in Edgewood. The vehicle pulled over when the deputy activated his lights. However, as the deputy approached the vehicle the suspect put the vehicle in drive and drove away. Deputies followed the suspect and caught up to the vehicle in the 1600 block of Candlewood Court. They pursued the suspect on foot and apprehended him behind a row of townhomes.
Deputies recovered 20 individual zip lock baggies of crack cocaine which Artis discarded while trying to flee from police. He was taken into custody without incident. Artis is currently incarcerated in the Harford County Detention Center in lieu of $50,000 bond.