SUDBURY – A 34-year-old Sudbury man faces multiple charges after Greater Sudbury police chased and caught a suspect who fled to a wooded area near downtown Monday night.
Police were called around 5:30 p.m. regarding a suspicious person at a College Street residence who was intoxicated and armed with brass knuckles.
“Officers arrived in the area, saw the man and confirmed he was armed with brass knuckles,” police said in a press release Tuesday.
“Seeing the police cars, the man ran into an unmarked alley on Adie Street in a wooded area. Officers found the man on College Street where he no longer had the backpack he was wearing. ‘he was wearing when they first saw him. Officers began to chase the man on foot and saw him throw various objects during the chase. “
He was arrested just before 6 p.m. when he caught him in an alleyway on Adie Street and charged him with unauthorized possession of a weapon.
“Upon searching the man, officers found more than $ 1,200 in cash,” police said. “Officers retraced the man’s footsteps and located the backpack the man disposed of as he fled.”
Inside the backpack were several medications, including:
• Over 300 methamphetamine pills
• More than 13 grams of fentanyl
• Over 488 grams of crystal meth
• More than 89 grams of cocaine
• Thirteen pills containing an unknown substance
• Almost 16 grams of cannabis
The market value of the drugs is over $ 63,700. Officers also found two sets of brass knuckles, one containing a folding knife, bear spray, scales and packing materials.
The man is now charged with possession of weapons, four counts of drug trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime and failure to comply with a release order.
A police database search on the man revealed that he was also wanted under an outstanding arrest warrant for failing to appear in court.
He has been taken into custody overnight and will appear in bail court today to answer the charges.