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Cottage Grove man tased after running from police

A Cottage Grove man was tased and then arrested on drug-related charges after he tried to run from police during a traffic stop.

A police officer stopped a vehicle that had only one functioning taillight about 11:45 p.m. March 24 near Summit and Eighth avenues. The suspect, later identified as a 30-year-old man, exited his vehicle and started running away. The officer chased the man and caught him a short distance later. The man refused to show his hands, so the officer tased him and then took him into custody, the report states.

A bag containing methamphetamine was found in the man's pocket and a methamphetamine pipe was recovered from his vehicle, according to the report.

The man was booked into the Washington County jail on suspicion of fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine, fleeing an officer, obstructing the legal process and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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