Man Arrested in Interstate 29 Drug Bust

By Mike Nielson |

Published 04/30 2014 06:26AM

Updated 04/30 2014 09:06AM

(PLATTE COUNTY, Mo.) The Platte County Sheriff's Department arrested a man transporting almost six pounds of marijuana Tuesday night.

The arrest happened just after 9:00 p.m. when officers pulled over a 41-year-old male on Interstate 29.

When the deputy approached the man's vehicle, he began fighting with the deputy and fled to a field near KCI airport property.

After a short chase, the suspect was caught before he could make it onto the airport's runway.

Both the man and a deputy suffered minor injuries in the chase.

Officers say they uncovered about six pounds of marijuana in the suspect's car.

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