A drug sting in Mankato Monday evening lead to a high-speed chase and a crash.
Commander Jeff Wersal with the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force said agents conducted a controlled purchase of cocaine from 31-year-old Soloman Grady of Eagle Lake. After the undercover buy, Wersal said officers with the Mankato Department of Public Safety tried to pull Grady over to arrest him for the controlled substance crime, but he wouldn’t stop and sped off south on Riverfront Drive and then north on Hwy 169 — reaching speeds of 100 mph.
Wersal called a halt to the pursuit because of the amount of traffic in the area at 5:00 p.m. but said Grady continued to speed away and lost control of his vehicle near the interchange of Hwy 169 and Hwy 14. Grady ran off but was caught a short distance away.
The Task Force Agents later searched his home in Eagle Lake and Wersal said they found 26 grams of suspected cocaine and evidence of drug sales.
Grady is facing preliminary charges of drug sales and possession and running from police.