1 arrested following brief police chase, drug bust in Lee Co.

1 arrested following brief police chase, drug bust in Lee Co.
(Source: Lee County Detention Center)
(Source: Lee County Detention Center)

LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) – The Lee County Sheriff's Office said they've arrested a Phenix City man who attempted to flee from police and was found with more than 30 pounds of weed on Wednesday.

LCSO says that Teddy Houston, 36, of Phenix City, was arrested on a number of charges, including attempting to elude police, drug trafficking, and a parole violation.

Lee County deputies attempted to stop a pick-up truck, driven by Houston, on U.S. Hwy. 29 near Double Hill Road around 3:08 p.m. CDT on Wednesday. Houston reportedly fled, and after a brief chase was stopped after law enforcement used spike strips to stop him.

A search of the truck uncovered nearly 36.5 pounds of marijuana and approximately $2,400.

Houston was booked into the Lee County Detention Center and charged with:

  • Drug trafficking
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Attempting to elude law enforcement
  • Parole violation on a previous drug conviction

A bond has not been set for Houston because of the parole violation charge. The estimated street value of the seized marijuana is approximately $55,000.

Officers with the Opelika Police Department and agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency were involved in the arrest and are involved in the ongoing investigation in this case.

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