MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Three men will face a judge, accused of trying to transport heroin between Memphis and Chicago.
March 5, a detective saw one suspect, David Reed, acting suspiciously as he got off the bus at the Greyhound Bus Station on Airways Boulevard.
Another officer saw Reed get into a black Kia, driven by Jermaine Edwards. That car then sped out of the parking lot onto Airways.
Officers tried to pull the car over near the intersection of Airways Boulevard and Democrat Road, but the car did not stop. Someone in the car threw a bundle out of the window.
While two officers chased the car, another stopped to get the bundle, which contained more than two pounds of heroin.
Officers were eventually able to block in the car on Interstate 240 near the Lamar Avenue exit. They asked the people inside the Kia to get out of the car, but they refused. Officers then forced Edwards, Reed, and a third man, Derrick Bond, out of the car and took them into custody.
Reed then told officers Edwards and Bond offered to pay his rent for a month if he accompanied Edwards to Chicago to help him take a shipment of heroin back to Memphis.
All three men are charged with possession of a controlled substance. Edwards faces an additional charge for trying to evade arrest.
Both Edwards and Reed are in jail on a $350,000 bond. Bond is in jail on a $700,000 bond.