Arrest Warrant Issued for Pittsburgh Man After Meth Dumped During Police Chase

Pennsylvania State Police issued an arrest warrant for Taj Lesane, 35, after he allegedly fled a traffic stop, dumping a large amount of methamphetamine on a highway exit ramp. Lesane faces charges including fleeing police, DUI, and drug-related offenses, and remains at large.

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Arrest Warrant Issued for Pittsburgh Man After Meth Dumped During Police Chase

Arrest Warrant Issued for Pittsburgh Man After Meth Dumped During Police Chase

Pennsylvania State Police have issued an arrest warrant for Taj Lesane, a 35-year-old Pittsburgh man, after he allegedly fled a traffic stop on May 7, dumping a large amount of methamphetamine on a highway exit ramp in Dauphin County. Lesane faces charges including fleeing police, DUI, and drug-related offenses.

Why this matters: This incident highlights the ongoing struggle with drug trafficking and the dangers it poses to public safety. The reckless behavior of Lesane during theman, accused, fleeing, co, police, dumping, onto, also underscores the need for law enforcement to prioritize community safety and prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.

The incident began when state troopers attempted to pull over a 2022 Mercedes-Benz driven by Lesane on US 22 West in Susquehanna Township for a registration violation. However, Lesane reportedly fled the traffic stop, leading on a pursuit. Troopers attempted a "PIT maneuver" to disable the vehicle, but Lesane continued to flee.

According to a witness, Lesane was seen dumping a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine onto the exit ramp of US 22 West at Route 39 during the chase. State police were able to recover the narcotics from the scene and have placed the evidence at the Harrisburg station.

Despite efforts to locate him, Lesane remains at large, and an arrest warrant has been issued. In addition to fleeing police and DUI, he faces charges related to the manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver drugs.

Authorities have assured the public that there is no danger at this time. Anyone with information regarding Lesane's whereabouts is urged to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Harrisburg at (717) 671-7500.

Key Takeaways

  • Taj Lesane, 35, fled a traffic stop in Dauphin County, PA, on May 7.
  • He allegedly dumped a large amount of methamphetamine on a highway exit ramp.
  • Lesane faces charges including fleeing police, DUI, and drug-related offenses.
  • An arrest warrant has been issued, and he remains at large.
  • Anyone with information on Lesane's whereabouts should contact PA State Police.