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More Details Released Regarding Drug Bust in Midland

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NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - We're learning more about a drug bust in Midland that put a woman behind bars.

Amanda Chandler is facing charges of having a controlled substance in a drug-free zone.

You may remember NewsWest 9 did a story over an organization called Special Education PTSA back in July.

Chandler was the co-founder and treasurer of the organization.

According to the affidavit, officers were watching Chandler's home because there may have been drug use there.

A car pulled up and two people including chandler went inside it.

An officer began following the car and that's when the driver jumped out and took off on foot.

The report says one of the passengers jumped on the driver's side and hit the gas pedal.

Officers caught up with the driver a short time later and arrested him.

Meanwhile, police were able to pull over chandler and the other driver near a park.

They say they found a baggie of cocaine on the driver's side and that it weighed a little under seven grams.

The report says Chandler and the man claimed the drugs didn't belong to them.

Both were put in handcuffs and hauled off to jail.

NewsWest 9 reached out to the organization and they sent us this statement saying, "Chandler is no longer with Special Education PTSA. She has not been a part of the organization since mid-October."

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