Following a high-speed car chase that lead city and state police through Loyalsock Township Thursday afternoon, three men suspected of dealing heroin have been placed behind bars.
Montez Shameek Moore, 19, of 246 W. Sheldon St., Philadelphia; Dominique Antoine Kennedy, 23, of 4136 Pennsgrove St., Philadelpha; and Akmed Basil Greene, 20, of 2014 W. Fourth St. Apt. 1, Williamsport, have each been charged with two felony charges of possession with intent to deliver, as well as possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and tampering with physical evidence.
Moore, the alleged driver, faces an additional felony charge for alluding police and nine summary traffic violations.
According to court records, a state police trooper was traveling west down I-180, in an unmarked patrol car, when he noticed a silver Chevrolet Impala following close behind in the left lane.
The officer noticed that the car, allegedly driven by Moore, was speeding, swerving, and changing lanes without signaling, according to court records.
When the car passed him, the officer activated his traffic lights and siren to initiate a traffic stop.
Rather than pull over, Moore allegedly sped toward the East Third Street exit. According to court records, he passed several cars on the left before turning heading toward Wilmont Drive.
Moore allegedly drove into the Aldi's parking lot where police noted that he "nearly struck several pedestrians." He then allegedly drove up over the curb and into a lawn at 2601 Wilmont Drive.
There, someone in the car allegedly tossed a small plastic bag containing 125 individually wrapped bags of heroin out the window, before all three men took off on foot.
Greene ran east toward Wilmont Avenue, where he was eventually captured by city police.
Kennedy jumped over a fence and crossed a busy street before fleeing into the Loyalsock Township Landscaping Dump where state police found him hiding in a pile of mulch, according to court records.
Moore exited the vehicle from the driver's door. He jumped a fence and headed east on East Third Street.
State police found him hiding in a dumpster.
Moore was arraigned at about 11 p.m. Thursday before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley. He is incarcerated in lieu of $500,000 bail.
Kennedy and Greene were both arraigned at about 11 a.m. on Friday by District Justice Gary Whiteman.
They are both incarcerated in lieu of $400,000 bail each.