Little Falls Man Arrested For Meth Possession After Police Chase
A 34-year-old Little Falls man was arrested after fleeing from law enforcement officials and for possession of methamphetamine Monday, May 20 at approximately 7:25 p.m., according to the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office.
The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force were conducting an operation relating to the trafficking of narcotics when an agent observed Benjamin Anthony Tschida in a motor vehicle driving in Northeast Little Falls. Law enforcement officials attempted to stop Tschida on 7th Ave. NE, but he fled the scene in his vehicle and a pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, law enforcement officials observed Tschida throwing items out of his vehicle while continuing to refuse to pull over.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Tschida was later apprehended on 11th Ave NE in Little Falls after a Morrison County Deputy used a pursuit intervention technique to disable Tschida’s vehicle. He was then taken into custody without further incident.
Tschida was arrested on his felony warrants and is facing additional charges of felony fleeing in a motor vehicle and 5th degree possession of drugs. The items thrown from Tschida’s vehicle were recovered by the Task Force and were identified as methamphetamine.