William Pruitt, 25, Gadsden, and Carrie Mitchell, 18, Rainbow City, are charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine, second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and attempting to elude law enforcement officers.
Deputy DEU Commander Phil Sims said Sardis Police Officer Keith Beaird attempted to stop a white Jaguar for speeding on U.S. Highway 431 South. The driver, Pruitt, refused to stop and the chase ensued.
Pruitt ultimately lost control of the Jaguar and wrecked at the corner of Rockledge Road and U.S. Highway 431. He and Mitchell left the vehicle and ran into the adjacent woods.
Pruitt was caught in the woods, and Boaz police officers caught Mitchell at a house on Rockledge Road.
In the vehicle, officers found about 14 grams of methamphetamine, a small bag containing marijuana, used needles and digital scales. DEU agents were called to the scene.
Pruitt and Mitchell were taken to the Etowah County Detention Center, where they remain under $4,000 bond each.
The FBI North Alabama Safe Streets Task Force also participated in the case.