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Amanda Butterfield reporting A chase in Salt Lake County turned out to be a drug bust, with the suspect just recently released from jail.

Three months is all it took for Justin Stevens to get back into the drug business, according to the Salt Lake County sheriff's office.

Chase Ends in Drug Bust

He is now he's back behind bars at the Salt Lake County jail after leading a deputy on a high speed chase.

It ended at about 4th West and 48th South. A deputy tried to stop the Stevens for a minor traffic violation. That is when Stevens sped off in his car, throwing something out the window.

Sgt. Von Allen, Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office: “The deputy stated that he observed the suspect throwing bags of a white substance out of the car... Which we ended up finding out was methamphetamine."

The chase went through West Valley and Taylorsville before the suspect drove his car through a field, and then took off running.

Chase Ends in Drug Bust

Officers quickly caught Stevens.

Inside his abandoned car, they found more drugs, cash, and paraphernalia.

The suspect will face charges for fleeing. Stevens may also face more serious charges since he was on parole.

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