Two arrested with meth after high speed chase

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On Thursday, January 10, at 1:30 p.m. a deputy with the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office, along with an agent from the West Central Drug Task Force, attempted to stop a vehicle on Oink Joint Road south of Highway 10 outside the city of Wadena. 

The driver and passenger fled and led deputies on a pursuit that lasted approximately seven miles with speeds reaching over 100 miles per hour on tar roads and speeds near 70 miles per hour on dirt, ice covered roads. 

The vehicle eventually fled back to Highway 10 where it turned north on Clark Drive in the city of Verndale where the vehicle stopped. 

The driver, Aaron Richard Bounds, 25, of Verndale was arrested and found to be in possession of a meth pipe and a large amount of US currency. The passenger, Amber Lynn Sutherland, 34, of Wadena was also arrested at the scene. . . .

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