Michigan Residents Arrested in Alabama Following High-Speed Pursuit and Drug Bust

March 1st, 2024 Legal & Crime
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Three individuals, two from Michigan and one from Minnesota, are currently being held in the Lawrence County Jail in Alabama following a high-speed police chase that concluded on Wednesday afternoon. The incident began when an Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) trooper initiated a traffic stop on a Cadillac Escalade for exceeding the speed limit on Alabama Highway 24 near Franklin County. The driver, identified as John Borelli, a 29-year-old resident of Chesterfield, Michigan, chose to flee the scene, prompting a pursuit.

The chase came to an end in Lawrence County with the collaborative efforts of the Moulton Police Department and the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office. A subsequent search of Borelli's vehicle revealed a significant haul of illegal substances and weapons, including $50,000 in cash, 12.5 pounds of cannabis, 121 doses of Liquid THC, three handguns, and a rifle. It is believed that these cannabis products were being transported from Michigan to Alabama for sale.

Borelli faces a slew of charges, including drug trafficking, eluding law enforcement, possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, receiving stolen property, reckless driving, and speeding. He is currently detained with a bond set at $1,518,000.

The passengers in the vehicle, Darius Braden, a 28-year-old from Detroit, Michigan, and Cor'tae Davidson, a 20-year-old from Rochester, Minnesota, were also arrested. Both have been charged with drug trafficking; Braden's bond is set at $1.5 million, while Davidson's is significantly lower at $20,000.

This incident underscores the ongoing issues of drug trafficking and the interstate transportation of illegal substances, highlighting the routes used by individuals attempting to distribute cannabis products across state lines.

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