Undercover officers arrange delivery of heroin

Three men arrested after chase into High Point
Aug. 30, 2013 @ 11:04 AM

Detectives with the Thomasville Police Department’s Special Operations Unit have charged three High Point men with drug related offenses after a police vehicle chase into High Point.

During the course of a narcotics investigation, undercover detectives had arranged for a delivery of heroin to be made in the area of Council Street and Culbreth Avenue. Detectives attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle, however, the vehicle fled.

A chase ensued through Thomasville where the vehicle eventually led officers onto I-85 Business North toward High Point. High Point Police assisted in the chase as the vehicle continued onto N. Main Street. The vehicle turned onto Centennial Street and then attempted to make a turn when it crashed into a chain-link fence at the intersection of Centennial Street and Grimes Avenue.

The three occupants of the vehicle jumped out and attempted to flee on foot. Officers apprehend all three suspects after a brief foot pursuit. One suspect was treated for minor injuries and released from Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center after complaining the vehicle he jumped out of ran over his leg.

The vehicle, a 1998 Honda Accord, was seized under the “Run and You’re Done” law, which requires law enforcement agencies, upon arresting a defendant for felony speeding to elude, to seize the motor vehicle driven.

The driver, Quadarius Shaquan Hill, 22, of 608 Woodridge Lane, High Point, was arrested and charged with felony speed to elude, conspiring to sell and deliver heroin, maintaining a vehicle for keeping and selling heroin, possession of marijuana, open container, reckless driving, speeding, and resist, delay and obstruct a public officer. Hill received a $250,000 secured bond and was placed in the Davidson County Jail.

A passenger, Eric Elija Simmons, 24, of 1210 Worth St. in, High Point, was arrested and charged with conspiring to sell and deliver heroin, possession of marijuana, open container, and resist, delay and obstruct a public officer.  Simmons received a $150,000 secured bond and was placed in the Davidson County Jail.

The other passenger, Steven Ray Simmons, 24, of 2314 Geddie Place in High Point, was arrested and charged with conspiring to sell and deliver heroin, possession of marijuana, open container, and resist, delay and obstruct a public officer. Steven Simmons received a $150,000 secured bond and was placed in the Davidson County Jail.

Court dates have been set for Sept. 25. Charges related to the accident are pending in High Point.