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Police searching for man who allegedly used heroin, fled police in Cumberland County

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa.– Police are searching for a man who allegedly was seen using suspected heroin before fleeing police in a high speed chase.

Dakota Smith is wanted for suspected heroin use and fleeing police.

On June 18, Smith was seen using suspected heroin in a green Saturn Ion with PA registration KJN4401 in the parking lot of a Walmart on Hartzdale Drive in Lower Allen Township.

When officers attempted to speak to Smith while he was seated in the car, Smith became combative and fled the scene, initially eluding officers.

However, Smith was relocated in Hampden Township, and led officers on a vehicle chase in Hampden and Lower Allen Townships.

Police eventually disengaged from the chase due to the high speeds involved and after they discovered that Smith was the suspect.

similar suspect vehicle

An arrest warrant has been obtained for Smith, who is said to be possibly living in the car with his mother.

He has several warrants for his arrest out of Cumberland and Dauphin Counties.

Both he and his mother have family ties to the Newport area, but are known to frequent the West Shore and Harrisburg areas.

Anyone with information on this case or Smith’s whereabouts is asked to call Lower Allen Township Police via dispatch at 717-238-9676, Officer Milletics directly at 717-975-7575 ext 1518, via Cumberland County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-628-8477, or by email at contact@cumberlandcrimestoppers.net