Cops: Mayor Busted With Crack Cocaine After Chase

Tim Currier threw a gram out the window of his car, sheriff's office says
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2020 11:23 AM CST
Cops: Mayor Busted With Crack Cocaine After Chase
Tim Currier.   (St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office)

If politicians are involved in a chase, it usually has to do with votes or polling and not the cops, but the latter is the apparent plight of a small-town upstate New York mayor busted in an undercover sting. The St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says it arrested 55-year-old Tim Currier, the mayor of Massena, on Tuesday after a brief chase around high noon in which it says Currier tossed a gram of crack cocaine out his passenger window. As Fox News reports, Currier now faces charges including criminal possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, and failure to comply with a police officer. Currier has plenty of experience on the other side of the law—he's been mayor since 2014, but before that he was chief of the Massena Police Department. (This politician got busted fleeing a highly non-pandemic-sanctioned orgy.)

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