Tanner man charged with drug trafficking after foot chase in Decatur

DECATUR, Ala (WHNT) – The Decatur Police Department (DPD) announced that they arrested a man charged with drug trafficking after a foot chase.

DPD said Brandon Bolden, 28, was arrested on Saturday after a foot chase that began near Nash’s barbecue on 12th Avenue NW.

Bolden is charged with trafficking in illegal drugs, possession of second degree marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempting to flee or avoid a police officer, resisting arrest, tampering with evidence and infringement to an open container.

Officers were reportedly on foot patrol when they made contact with Bolden. During that encounter, the department said Bolden fled from officers and was seen throwing several items over a fence and onto the roadway. DPD said Bolden was arrested after a brief struggle.

According to the department, officers recovered the items Bolden dumped, including a large number of opiate pills and a “quantity” of marijuana. DPD said officers also recovered a firearm from Bolden’s vehicle.

Jail records show Bolden is being held in Morgan County Jail on $101,800 bond.


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