Meridian Man Arrested After High Speed Chase Near American Falls
AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)-Idaho State Police arrested a Meridian man Thursday morning following a high speed chase east of American Falls that resulted in drug trafficking charges. Morgan R. Barzee, 23 was booked into the Power County Jail on charges of Drug Trafficking - marijuana (a felony), resisting and obstructing officers, reckless driving, possession of a controlled substance - marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. At around 8:28 a trooper has clocked a Lexus sedan exceeding speeds of 100 mph on Interstate 86. The trooper pulled over the driver, Barzee, but he took off leading the officer on a high speed chase allegedly exceeding speeds of 100 mph through Power County. Other officers joined the pursuit which ended on a county road when Barzee stopped.