Federal drug charge filed in connection to car chase on I-70

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CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – A federal drug charge has been filed against Damond De-Angelo Cobb Jr., 24, of Indianapolis following a police chase involving multiple agencies Monday afternoon.

A criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana alleged that Cobb possessed and intended to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine.

A probable cause affidavit filed in the Vigo County Superior Court said on Monday, the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section requested the assistance of the Vigo County Drug Task Force after a source ordered 10 pounds of methamphetamine from a supplier.

That source told detectives that the supplier, later identified as Cobb, usually gave instructions to meet at the Haute City Center Mall. Investigators were informed by the source that Cobb was in the mall parking lot.

Investigators attempted to stop Cobb in the Chevy Impala he was driving, at which point Cobb hit another cat in the parking lot and fled the scene.

Cobb led officers from multiple agencies on a chase on I-70 that ended at MM 19 in Clay County. Cobb was taken into custody and officers found a bag of crystal-like substance inside the car, as well as three plastic bags found along I-70 with a similar substance.

All evidence was taken to the DEA Terre Haute Post of Duty. The substances were all found to contain detectable traces of methamphetamine totaling more than 850 grams.

If found guilty, Cobb could face 10 years to life in prison for the federal drug charge. Cobb also faces the following charges in Vigo County:

  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Resisting law enforcement
  • Dealing methamphetamine
  • Criminal recklessness
  • Leaving the scene of a property damage accident
  • Reckless driving

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