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A police chase in Avondale led to the arrest of one man.

Cincinnati police tell 9 News 36-year-old Dedric Melton fled after being pulled over for a routine traffic stop.

Melton was wanted for drug trafficking.

He allegedly led police on a chase through several streets in Avondale.

Police eventually tracked him down behind a home near Cleveland Avenue and Hartford Place.

Melton is currently being treated at UC Hospital for injuries sustained by police canines. 

He is charged with three counts of drug trafficking, one count of failure to comply and one count of driving on a suspended license.

Stay with 9 News and WCPO.com for more information on this developing story.

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