Man arrested for running from deputies, meth


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    The Van Buren County Sheriff's Office arrested a man Friday after he fled a traffic stop, crashed a car and was caught with meth.

    Sheriff Dan Abbott reported a deputy attempted a traffic stop on Paw Paw Road near M-51 Highway around 1 p.m.

    The driver did not stop, and attempted to turn the 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix onto 40th Street where he lost control of the vehicle and went into a yard.

    The driver then ran off on foot, but he was caught by a pursuing deputy.

    During the vehicle search, deputies found contraband they believed was meant for using methamphetamine.

    The suspect was taken to the Van Buren County Jail where a plastic bag was found in his sock with what deputies believed was meth.

    The driver was identified as a 30-year-old man from the Decatur area.

    Deputies found two warrants for his arrest. The first was for failing to appear on an original charge of resisting an officer. The second was for dangerous drugs and possession of meth.

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