Drug suspects taken into custody in Watertown High School parking lot

Published: May. 18, 2022 at 2:44 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - A drug investigation led to a police chase, Watertown school lockouts, and 3 men being taken into custody Wednesday afternoon.

The Metro-Jefferson Drug Task Force said it was conducting an investigation when a car chase began Wednesday afternoon.

Officials said city police and Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies chased the vehicle, which stopped on East Iroquois Avenue.

The avenue is near the main campus of the Watertown City School District on Washington Street and is home to the high school, Wiley Intermediate School and Case Middle School.

According to officials, 2 of the 3 suspects ran into the woods, prompting police to tell the school district to go into lockout mode.

Police chased the 2 suspects into the high school parking lot and took them into custody.

Our camera on the scene caught one man being placed into the back of a police vehicle.

Officials said the third suspect was taken into custody on East Iroquois Avenue.

Officers could be seen pulling what is suspected to be drugs from a sewer drain in the WHS parking lot.

Officials say city police and Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies were chasing a vehicle before the suspects fled on foot.

Once the suspects were taken into custody, the lockout was lifted.

Officials said no students were involved.

A drug investigation led to a police chase, Watertown school lockouts, and 3 men being taken...
A drug investigation led to a police chase, Watertown school lockouts, and 3 men being taken into custody Wednesday afternoon.(WWNY)
A drug investigation led to a police chase, Watertown school lockouts, and 3 men being taken...
A drug investigation led to a police chase, Watertown school lockouts, and 3 men being taken into custody Wednesday afternoon.(WWNY)

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