(PatriotHeadline.com)- The Democratic Mayor of Massena, a small town in New York State, was charged with drug possession after a police pursuit on Monday, according to authorities.
Timothy Currier, who is also the former chief of police for 26 years, allegedly threw a gram of crack cocaine out of his car as police detective chased him. Currier was being pursued in connection to an undercover narcotics investigation.
The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office released a statement, explaining how deputies chased Currier for a third of a mile in the town before he eventually pulled over – only after he had disposed of his drugs.
“Today, at approximately 12:25PM The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested Timmy J. Currier age 55 of Massena, NY,” the statement released on Tuesday said. “Mr. Currier was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree a class A – misdemeanor. Tampering with Physical Evidence, a Class E Felony and Failure to comply with a police officer.”
Hardly the kind of behavior you’d expect from a mayor and a former chief of police.
The statement said that officers had been conducting an undercover operation with the Department of Homeland Security into drug sales and possession, which Currier is accused to have taken part in.
“Upon Officers attempting to initiate a vehicle stop on Currier’s vehicle, he failed to stop and pull over for the officers for approximately one-third of a mile through the Village of Massena,” the statement continued.
— Sheriff (@StlawcoSheriff) December 2, 2020
“Currier subsequently stopped his vehicle that he was operating near the intersection of Center and Willow Streets in the Village of Massena.”
Detectives say they witnessed Currier throwing crack cocaine out of the passenger window, and that he was the only person in the vehicle at the time.
The joint investigation into an illegal drug trade in the town is still ongoing, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
The Deputy Mayor of the town didn’t immediately provide comment to the Daily Caller News Foundation when requested.
Then again…what exactly could the Deputy Mayor say?