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Overnight Drug Bust, Chase in Lawrence County

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One man is in custody, and another is hiding from authorities after an undercover drug deal and chase in Lawrence County.

Lawrence County Drug Task Force agents attempted an undercover drug purchase around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.  During the deal, the suspect realized what was going on, and took off in his truck with a passenger inside.  The suspect drove off and drug agents chased him.  Authorities say the suspect attempted to run over the agents.  The agents then shot out the tires on the truck, causing the suspect to lose control and hit a tree.

The passenger in the truck ran, and has not been found.  Agents recovered a large amount of drugs from the truck.