An accused heroin trafficker is now in custody after a dramatic police chase this week.
Daevon Bell, 26, was allegedly transporting 150 bricks of heroin from Trenton into Lower Bucks Tuesday. He is now charged with possession with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.
Bell, of Hamilton, NJ, faces five to 40 years in prison. He could also potentially pay a fine up to $5 million.
Authorities say they tracked Bell as he made his way to Morrisville. They report “a reliable source” informed them he had a large amount of heroin.
Bell stopped at an apartment complex near Plaza Boulevard, according to federal agents.
Once there, he took a bag out of his Mazda 6 and brought it into an apartment. A short time later he left the apartment with the same bag and put it back into his vehicle.
At this time, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent took the opportunity to confront Bell. Instead of stopping, Bell allegedly attempted to drive off.
In his escape, prosecutors say Bell hit the agent and a law enforcement vehicle. This started a high speed chase which continued back across the bridge into New Jersey.
Bell also threw the bag from his vehicle during the chase. Law enforcement recovered the bag and say it had the 150 bricks of heroin.
Authorities finally stopped and arrested Bell in Lawrenceville.
U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito of the District of New Jersey thanked several agencies for their assistance in the case. Among them were the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and DA Matt Weintraub.