Man charged with drug trafficking after police chase

Man charged with drug trafficking after police chase
Michael Patterson.

HOUSTON CO., AL (WSFA) - A police chase ended with an Ashford man in jail, charged with drug trafficking.

Michael Patterson, 46, was arrested following a police pursuit through Houston County. According to the Dothan Police Department, investigators attempted to stop a vehicle at the intersection of East Main Street and Sanitary Dairy Road as part of a an ongoing narcotics investigation.

Police say the vehicle refused to stop, and the pursuit ensued through the south side of the county. The chase ended at the intersection of Sealy Wells Road and State Line Road, and investigators executed a search warrant in the 4500 block of County Road 33 Ashford.

According to police, investigators recovered evidence from the vehicle and during the pursuit. Patterson was charged with drug trafficking methamphetamine, obstructing justice using a false identity, possession of marijuana in the second degree, and attempting to elude a police officer. His bond is set at $55,500.

The Houston County Sheriff's Office and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency assisted with the chase.

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