Police chase through New Jersey

May 1, 2008 2:18:05 PM PDT
A 23-year-old man wanted for being part of a crew running a cocaine pipeline to Pennsylvania was caught following a police chase through Northern New Jersey, authorities said Thursday. Police say Timothy Bowers, of Easton, Pa., was nabbed after leading law enforcement on a pursuit from Newark to Jersey City.

Bowers was chased eastbound on the NJ Turnpike into Jersey City, where he got off at Interchange 14B. He ditched his vehicle in front of 40 Arlington Avenue in Jersey City.

Police quickly surrounded his vehicle and took Bowers into custody.

Bowers was indicted in March by a federal grand jury in Pennsylvania for being part of a crew that made weekly trips to New York City, bought large amounts of cocaine and cocaine and reselling it to street dealers in Easton, including members of the Bloods gang.

He was charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute. And his case resulted in the arrest of a supplier in New York City.

The case was part of the "222 Corridor Anti-Gang Intitiative", a federally funded program designed to defeat some of the most violent and pervasive gangs in the country.

Bowers had a prior arrest on Route 22 in Clinton Township, Hunterdon County, in 2006, for drug possession -- an arrest made along the New York to Pennsylvania drug pipeline.