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Washington man arrested on drug charges after car chase

On March 22, investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Omar Blount, 37, of 621 Plymouth Street in Washington. Blount was charged with six­­ counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony flee to elude arrest and driving while license revoked.

Blount’s arrest stemmed from investigators making purchases of Cocaine from Blount. Investigators attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on Blount after the purchases. Blount refused to stop and led Investigators on a chase in the city limits of Washington. Investigators witnessed Blount throw cocaine out the window on Respess Street. Blount was apprehended and found to be in possession of a vacuum sealed bag containing marijuana. Investigators returned to Respess Street and collected cocaine from road.

Blount was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $200,000 secured bond.