A Louisiana man is behind bars after he allegedly fled police and was suspected of cooking methamphetamine.
On Sept. 14 two Pike County Deputies were conducting routine patrol on Pike County Road 245 in rural Clarksville.
A Sheriff’s report notes the deputies spotted a white Ford F-150 parked along the side of the road. According to the report, the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Kevin McCormick, saw the patrol car and sped away.
The deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled for a short time. The vehicle finally stopped near the intersection of Pike 245 and Pike 247.
Deputies made contact with McCormick and observed several items consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine within the vehicle.