In the early morning hours of July 5, a routine traffic stop in the 1900 block of Lake Pointe Drive escalated into a high-speed chase and drug bust, resulting in the arrest of two individuals. Police officers successfully apprehended the suspects, uncovering drug paraphernalia and a substantial quantity of pills suspected to contain Fentanyl.
At approximately 1:00 a.m., a vigilant police officer initiated a traffic stop after observing a vehicle commit a traffic violation. However, instead of complying with the officer's instructions, the driver accelerated rapidly through the parking lot of Extended Stay America. During the escape attempt, the driver allowed a passenger to exit the vehicle, who subsequently fled on foot.
Despite the driver's initial evasion, additional responding officers swiftly coordinated their efforts to apprehend the suspects. The driver was eventually brought to a stop and detained, while other officers commenced a search for the fleeing passenger.
During the subsequent investigation, law enforcement officers discovered drug paraphernalia within the vehicle. Furthermore, a significant find of approximately 5 grams of pills, suspected to contain the potent opioid Fentanyl, was seized. Fentanyl is a highly dangerous synthetic opioid responsible for numerous overdose deaths in recent years.
The driver, identified as Neven Smith, a 24-year-old homeless individual, was arrested for operating a vehicle without a driver's license and possessing drug paraphernalia. Smith was released the following day on personal recognizance bonds, pending further legal proceedings.
Meanwhile, the passenger, identified as 25-year-old Adrianna Dalzell from Lewisville, was located by the responding officers. She was found attempting to conceal herself in a hotel room within the Extended Stay America premises. Dalzell was promptly arrested and now faces charges of evading arrest/detention, possession of a controlled substance in penalty group one, and tampering with physical evidence.