Jan 22, 2010 8:58 AM by Irina Cates
Northwest Drug Task Force investigators tell us that the two men caught in Wednesday's high speed chase were suspected drug dealers, selling meth on the reservation.
NDTF Agent Brian Fyant says that us they had been watching for the suspects' car for several days. He add that one of the suspects was known to carry a handgun and that he owned a dark green Cadillac with a tan top and Idaho licence plates.
On Wednesday afternoon two undercover officers spotted the car and asked other law enforcement agencies for help.
But when police tried stopping the suspects, they took of reaching speeds of up to 125 mph as they led law enforcement in a pursuit up and down U.S. Highway 93 North between Arlee and St. Ignatius.
The suspects later got onto Highway 212, where Ronan and Tribal police laid out spike strips at Ridgeway and Highway 212.
The suspects hit the spike strip and drove for about another mile before they went off the road just outside of Charlo.
Fyant says the suspects were throwing baggies and fists full of meth out the window during the chase.
He says they recovered several grams of meth, but there is no way of knowing how much they had with them.
The two suspects are from out of state and have not yet been formally charged in the case.