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FLEEING DRIVER LEADS TO HEROIN SEIZURE
Monday, May 11, 2020

Titusville Police have taken a local man into custody who fled from a traffic stop,
image of bag of heroin
    10 GRAMS OF HEROIN
crashed a vehicle and was in possession of 10 grams of heroin.
 
Qwentez Shyheim Keels, 25, of Titusville, will be charged with Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage, Driving with Knowledge with a Suspended License, Resisting Arrest without Violence and Reckless Driving. Drug Trafficking charges are pending.
 
At approximately 11:00 AM on May 11th 2020, Titusville Police initiated a traffic stop on the suspect who was driving a black 2019 Nissan Altima near the intersection of Grannis Avenue and Palmetto Avenue.
 
The suspect did not comply, fled from police and headed eastbound on South Street then southbound on South Washington Avenue.
 
While driving recklessly, the suspect lost control and crashed the vehicle on the northbound side of South Washington Avenue near the intersection of King’s Highway.
 
No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
 
The suspect fled the scene on foot and entered the waters of the Indian River Lagoon in an attempt to evade police.
 
Within minutes officers took the suspect into custody without incident.
 
Keels was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
 
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