DRUG CHARGES: Marijuana Thrown From Car

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Three men face charges after a police chase in Des Moines Tuesday evening.

Just after 5:45 p.m. officers tried to pull over a driver near 19th and University but the man took off.

During the low speed chase marijuana was thrown from both the driver’s and passengers’ side of the car.

The pursuing officer received permission to use a PIT maneuver. But that wasn’t necessary when the driver eventually pulled over.

Two passengers, Walter Green and Jeffery Welch, are in the Polk County jail facing drug charges.

The driver, whose name has not been released, will also be facing drug and traffic charges.

Des Moines police were also involved in another chase that end in Ames.