A near five-hour chase leads to three drug arrests in Mount Gilead


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Mount Gilead Police apprehended three suspects on drug related charges this week- one of which was arrested after a an extended flee from law enforcement officials.

On April 12 at approximately 9 p.m., the Mount Gilead Police Department responded to the Discount Drug Mart store on a report of a subject attempting to pass a fake prescription at the store’s pharmacy.

As the officer arrived at the store the male suspect fled, running out the back of the store.

Deputies from the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist were then called to assist MGPD.

Law enforcement began looking for the suspect in the area behind Kroger in Mount Gilead, as well as the area behind the Morrow County Hospital.

An off-duty deputy spotted a suspicious vehicle in the McDonald’s parking lot and reported it to police. Officers then stopped the vehicle, detaining the two male subjects inside.

Within a few minutes of the arrest, officers were dispatched to a residence on Township Road 127 after a resident reported a suspicious male subject in the area.

Police arrived and determined it was the suspect that fled from Discount Drug Mart.

The resident reported the suspect ran towards the creek and into a wooded area. Officers, using-a K-9, were able to track the suspect a short distance but had to stop because of the high, swiftly moving water.

Later on April 13 at approximately 1:30 a.m., officers received a report of a suspicious person at the Duke & Duchess gas station in Mount Gilead.

The caller stated she believed it was the suspect from earlier that officers had been looking for, and he was getting into a vehicle. Officers then stopped the vehicle and took the suspect into custody without incident.

Taken into custody were Mohamed Mohamed of Grove City, Ohio, Adil Hassan of Columbus and Alinoor Alinoor of Gahanna, Ohio.

All three suspects are being held at the Morrow County Correctional Facility pending various drug related charges.

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