Driver who led officers on chase had heroin, police say

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- Police arrested a driver who they said led authorities on a chase across state lines and had heroin Friday.

Police in Highland Heights were notified of a pursuit that began in Hamilton County, Ohio at 11:47 a.m. The pursuit began after a traffic stop. Then the SUV drove the wrong way on Columbia Parkway. 

Not long after, they found the gray Ford Explorer with New York plates speeding erratically along the edge of the Northern Kentucky University campus, police said in a news release.

Highland Heights officers began pursuing the vehicle and it hit a curb and blew out two tires soon after. The SUV came to a stop at Christ Baptist Church on Alexandria Pike.

Police detained the SUV's three occupants without incident, they said. The driver, 27-year-old Stanley Williams, was charged with fleeing, wanton endangerment, possession of a controlled substance (heroin) and tampering with physical evidence. Police said additional charges were also pending in Hamilton County.

Southgate police also arrested one of the passengers, 22-year-old Shaquille Pitts, on a warrant out of Florida.

Both men were being held in the Campbell County Detention Center.

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