BRADENTON -- A Bradenton police investigation led to the arrest of one man for selling heroin at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Brentton Tyveus Edwards Woods, 28, was charged with trafficking heroin, according to his arrest report.
Undercover police officers surveilling Edwards Woods reportedly saw him pick someone up in the Palm Cove apartment complex, 4550 47th St. W., Bradenton.
Police attempted a traffic stop but Edwards Woods kept driving even after the lights and sirens on the unmarked police car were set off. The suspect drove through the complex before abandoning the vehicle, according to the report.
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Police say Edwards Woods and a passenger ran and Edwards Woods was apprehended after a short chase.
Outside the passenger door, police reportedly found four bags of heroin. In a grassy area nearby, a clear plastic bag with numerous bags of heroin and a plastic bag of marijuana was found. Field tests identified heroin and the marijuana in the bags.
Edwards Woods agreed to speak to detectives, according to the report, and said he fled because he was scared, the drugs were his and the passenger was going to buy heroin.
The suspect is being held at Manatee County jail with bonds totaling $20,500.
Edwards' arrest history includes charges of grand theft of a firearm, possession of cannabis and cocaine, third offense of driving with a revoked driver's license, possession of a firearm while committing a felony, disorderly conduct and possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Jessica De Leon, Herald law enforcement reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7049. You can follow her on Twitter@JDeLeon1012.