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Meth, cocaine found in Oshkosh man's vehicle after Fond du Lac County high-speed chase

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WAUPUN (WLUK) -- An Oshkosh man was arrested on drug charges after a high speed chase in Fond du Lac County.

It started just after 6 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 26, near Cattaraugus Road in the town of Waupun, when a deputy pulled a vehicle over for multiple equipment violations.

The vehicle slowed like it was going to pull over and stop but then accelerated at a high rate of speed, officials say.

As the vehicle entered the town of Springvale on Highway 26, a Rosendale officer deployed a tire deflation device, slowing the suspect down as he entered the village of Rosendale.

The suspect continued through Rosendale and entered into Winnebago County. The suspect reached I-41 and continued east on County Road N. Eventually the vehicle slowed down on Fisk Avenue, near Country Club Road and went south into a ditch where it came to a stop.

The suspect initially appeared as though he was going to resist or run away but deputies say he, "thought twice of that decision when he saw Sheriff K9 Rip, and he was taken into custody without further incident."

K9 Rip then alerted on the suspect's vehicle for the presence of narcotics.

A search of the vehicle found about a pound of meth, 10 grams of suspected cocaine and a large sum of cash.

No squad cars were damaged in the pursuit. First responders evaluated the suspect for injuries at the scene before he was released to deputies.

The 26-year-old is currently being held at the Fond du Lac County Jail on multiple pending charges, including fleeing/eluding an officer, possession of meth and cocaine and first degree recklessly endangering safety.

The man is also being held on a felony warrant out of the state of Virginia for possession of dangerous drugs.

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The pursuit covered a total distance of 24.3 miles.

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