Marijuana arrest after foot chase in Marquette


For The Daily News

MARQUETTE – Marquette Police arrested a Marquette man after he lead police on a chase through the woods Thursday night.

The 20-year-old male is being charged with resisting and obstructing and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, both felonies. The incident occurred around 8:25 p.m. Thursday when officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Preserve Drive on a report of a subject in possession of marijuana. According to police, a witness identified the subject to officers upon arrival.

Officers attempted to speak with the subject and noticed an odor of marijuana. The subject then started to struggle with the officers and eventually fled on foot, police said. Officers chased after him and the Marquette K-9 unit was called in.

The subject ran into the woods but eventually surrendered himself to responding officers. Officers deployed a taser during the struggle with the suspect.

According to police, after a continued investigation a bag containing six smaller bags of suspected marijuana was found. The suspect had hid the bag in the woods during the chase, police said.

The suspect is currently lodged at the Marquette County Jail. His name is not being released, pending arraignment.