Crime

Police: Pounds of meth found in home of high-speed chase suspect

Almost 3 pounds of methamphetamine was found in Christopher Greenhaw's Columbus home a day after Harris County sheriff's deputies arrested him following a high-speed chase, authorities said Friday during a Columbus Recorder's Court hearing.

Greenhaw, 43, pleaded not guilty to one count each of trafficking in meth valued at $154,644, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and misdemeanor theft by receiving stolen property in connection with a 10:30 a.m. Wednesday search at 3015 Third Ave. Judge Mary Buckner ordered Greenhaw held without bond in the Muscogee County Jail on the trafficking charge and set bonds totaling more than $20,000 on the other three charges. All were bound over to Muscogee County Superior Court.

Special Agent Dwight Duke of the Metro Narcotics Task Force said agents met with probation officers and Harris County sheriff's deputies at the address to check on Greenhaw after he posted bond from the Tuesday chase. He was already on probation for possession of meth.

"The search was to investigate from the night before," Duke said.

Greenhaw was at the home when agents found 2.8 pounds of meth in the kitchen, a loaded 9 mm pistol and a stolen flat-screen television in the bedroom. The suspect's sister also was at the home during the search but Greenhaw claimed responsibility for all illegal items.

In addition to the seized

items, agents found $1,600 in cash in a bedroom safe and $200 from the pocket of Greenhaw.

Greenhaw didn't testify but was represented by public defender Charles Lykin.

Agent Ivan Rome said he contacted the probation office and conducted the investigation after the chase. Two probation officers joined agents at the hearing.

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