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Texas man dead after police chase ends in crash, passenger injured and facing marijuana charges

One Texas man is dead and another is injured after a police chase leads to a crash and discovery of several pounds of marijuana in the vehicle.

State troopers in Bullard say they attempted to pull over a car after it failed to obey a traffic light last Saturday evening. The driver, 26-year-old Christopher Blake Lucas, sped off down a rural road, initially getting away before troopers re-located the vehicle.

The chase lasted several minutes before spike traps were deployed, puncturing three of the car’s tires. Soon afterwards Lucas lost control and rolled the vehicle several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Passenger Travis Allen Holley, 24, was taken to the hospital.

Upon searching the vehicle, authorities found four pounds of marijuana.

According to KETK, Holley faces charges of evading arrest and possession of marijuana.

Bullard is located about 12 miles south of Tyler in east Texas.

Possession of four pounds or more in Texas is a felony and is punishable by six months to two years in jail and up to a $10,000 fine.

By: Stephen Carter
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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a 30 year old journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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