WATERLOO — A Traer woman is facing drug and other charges in connection with a high-speed chase through Black Hawk County on Monday night.

Jade Lynne Wanatee, 20, was arrested for felony eluding, possession of meth with intent to deliver, violation of the drug tax stamp act and possession of marijuana. She was also detained on a probation violation warrant in connection with a 2015 robbery of pizza delivery driver. Her bond was set at $36,000.

The passenger, 21-year-old Djanea Nacole Wilson-Thurmond of Evansdale, was detained on a probation violation warrant stemming from a misdemeanor theft case.

The chase lasted 34 minutes and reached speeds of 100 mph in a 55 mph zone, and after the pursuit ended, officers found bags of drugs and a scale in the vehicle.

According to Black Hawk County sheriff’s deputies, the case started around 8 p.m. Monday when an Evansdale police officer noticed a person with outstanding warrants in a white Chevrolet Impala. The car didn’t pull over, and the pursuit headed through north east Black Hawk County and then down toward Gilbertville before the driver took Highway 20 back into Evansdale.

Waterloo police placed Stop Sticks at the River Forest Road exit, but the vehicle kept going for several miles after that, entering a Waterloo neighborhood as the tires deflated and peeled off the rims. The car eventually took to yards but quit behind a house in the area of Idaho Street and Dearborn Avenue.

No injuries were reported.


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