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New Castle police find heroin, ecstasy after pursuit

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NEW CASTLE, Pa. -

A man is behind bars Sunday after leading police on a chase in New Castle.

According to police, the driver Ladonte Scott pulled away from police around 11 p.m. on Croton Avenue Saturday night.

Officers pursued the vehicle onto Ray Street before the car crashed into two parked cars on High Street.

Police say they set up a perimeter in the area of Lutton Street and High Street after the driver fled on foot.

A K9 officer from Mercer County was called to assist in the search, locating Scott in a wooded area off of Lutton Street.

Police identified the passenger as Antonio Gardner, who had an active felony warrant for burglary.

Officers searched the vehicle and found 7.7 grams of heroin, 9.7 grams of crack cocaine, 26 ecstasy tablets, 6.6 grams of heroin in a glove that was thrown from the vehicle and $1,021 in cash.

Scott is charged with fleeing and attempting to elude police, possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance along with several other traffic offenses.

Gardner is charged with possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

Garnder was taken to Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh for fractures following the crash.

Scott was placed in the Lawrence County Jail.

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