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Blairsville man arrested after leading police on chase while possessing suspected meth

An area man is dealing with fees after he led police on a chase while being in possession of a considerable amount of suspected meth.

Jacob Hankinson, 24, is charged with a felony depend of manufacture, supply or possession with intent to fabricate and ship after he was present in possession of a considerable amount of suspected meth, $1,340 money and two cell telephones. He is also charged with misdemeanor counts of fleeing or trying to elude police officer, evading arrest or detention on foot and numerous visitors violations.

According to Pennsylvania State Police in Indiana County, a trooper was on patrol on Main Street on April 28 in Burrell Township when he noticed a bike that blew via a cease signal.

The trooper tried to tug the motorbike over, however it made a U-turn and fled. A automobile pursuit was initiated.

Hankinson acquired off his motorbike and ran right into a neighboring yard. The trooper chased him right into a wooded creek bay space, the place Hankinson deserted a backpack.

Hankinson was taken into custody after leaving the woods. He had $1,340 money and two cell telephones on his particular person.

The backpack had seven baggies containing round 203 grams of suspected meth, a small quantity of marijuana, a Pringles container with a hidden compartment within the backside and a grinder inside. The hidden compartment inside the Pringles container was discovered to comprise a number of of the seven whole baggies of suspected meth that have been seized.

Troopers additionally discovered that the motorbike was not registered, displayed a registration plate for a 2022 Huzhou motorbike, and that Hankinson was not permitted by the proprietor to function the motorbike. Hankinson’s Pennsylvania driver’s license was additionally discovered to be suspended.

Hankinson’s preliminary listening to is scheduled for May 13.

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