Florida Highway Patrol Launched High-Speed Chase on I-95. It Led to a Major Drug Bust.

florida highway high speed chase led to major drug bust
Source: Indian River County Sheriff’s Office

Aug. 3 2023, Published 1:04 p.m. ET

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A high-speed chase in Florida ended with law enforcement seizing over 32 pounds of drugs, according to authorities.

On July 27, a trooper from the Florida Highway Patrol contacted the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office (IRCSO) for help in catching a fleeing car, authorities said.

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The vehicle was on State Road 60, about a mile west of I-95, and reaching speeds over 100 mph, the sheriff’s office said.

During the chase, the vehicle stopped on the side of the road and two people jumped out of the car and fled into a densely wooded area, officials said.

Multiple deputies, the IRCSO aviation unit and Vero Beach Police K-9 unit all responded to the area and established a perimeter, officials said.

Police were able to catch 19-year-old Normanda Grenion and a K-9 found, bit and apprehended 28-year-old Romario Black shortly after.

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Officials searched the duo’s car and found 30 pounds of methamphetamine and 1 kilogram, roughly 2.2 pounds, of cocaine hidden inside.

They were both arrested and booked into the Indian River County Jail, authorities said.

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They were charged with multiple felony charges, including reckless driving, fleeing/eluding, possession and trafficking of controlled substances.

Romario has a $226,000 bond and Grenion has a $57,500 bond, police said.

In a statement, Sheriff Eric Flowers said, “Multi-agency collaborations like this one are critical to keeping poisons out of our community and saving lives. To the dealers that keep trying to push these toxins into our community, I have a message for you: Not in Indian River County!”


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