Police identify another drug suspect involved in pursuit

(WXTX) - Columbus Police arrested and charged three men in Phenix City for possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana after following the suspects' car across state lines.

It began when the Columbus Police Department's Special Operations Unit began following four men in a Ford Crown Victoria from downtown Columbus into Phenix City. The pursuit ended when the suspects' car landed in a ditch on Hwy 431 at Knowles Rd.

Phenix City Lt. Steve Nolin told News Leader 9, "There was a small amount of narcotics inside the car and what appears to be a large amount of money."

The three suspects have been identified as Jamar Zanders, 25, Anthony Edward, 37, and 51-year-old Michael Butler. A warrant has been issued for the fourth man ran who away, James Dean, 22. He is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

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