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Police Justified In Chasing Drug Suspect With Bulldozer

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READING (AP) – Berks County officials say the death of a marijuana suspect who became trapped underneath a bulldozer used to search for him has been ruled an accident. Berks County District Attorney John Adams said 51-year-old Gregory Longenecker was fleeing State Police on July 9 when the bulldozer ran over him in thick brush. The coroner’s office ruled his death an accident. Adams says that tests revealed Longenecker to be under the influence of methadone, amphetamine, and marijuana at the time. Longenecker and another man were suspected of growing marijuana on state game lands. The other suspect was arrested, but Longenecker fled. Adams says search for Longenecker was “reasonable and conducted in a safe manner.”

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