Woman tosses drugs, fake money on highway during Houston police chase

A wanted woman tossed drugs and counterfeit money out the window during a long police chase in a stolen car that ended late Sunday in Anahuac.

Police began following the woman when they spotted her running red lights and stop signs along the South Loop around 10:30 p.m., according to Lt. Larry Crowson of the Houston Police Department.

Officers tried pulling her over, but she refused to stop, sparking a chase along the South Loop, Gulf Freeway and I-10 East Freeway, Crowson said.

During the pursuit, she and a passenger allegedly tossed narcotics and counterfeit money out of the window, according to the lieutenant.

Eventually, the chase ended east of Baytown when deputies put out spike strips and flattened her tires. At that point, police realized she had warrants for forgery charges in Oklahoma and the car was listed as stolen out of Tulsa.

The woman and a male passenger were taken into custody, though authorities did not immediately release their names.

It’s not clear what charges they might face, but police managed to recover some of the drugs and fake money.

During the chase, several police cars also ran over the spike strips and also ended up with flat tires, authorities said.

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