A Mercer man who led police on a car chase in North Anson was arrested on multiple charges, including possession of heroin laced with fentanyl.

Michael Dellarma

Michael Anthony Dellarma, 29, was arrested by Somerset County Sheriff’s Deputy David Cole around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Cole was headed south on Route 201A when he clocked a vehicle driving 59 mph in a 25 mph zone, according to Chief Jim Ross.

As Cole began to pursue the vehicle, it accelerated and turned onto Route 16, Ross said, and then onto a side street that led to a logging road. Dellarma stopped his car, got out and began walking, and that’s when Cole took him into custody.

All told the chase lasted about a minute, Ross said, but it was “a very obvious attempt to elude the officer.”

A search of Dellarma’s car yielded packets of a substance that tested positive for heroin and fentanyl, used needles and Suboxone strips.

Dellarma was taken to Somerset County Jail Wednesday night and charged with unlawful possession of Schedule W and Schedule Z drugs; eluding an officer; violating conditions of release and driving more than 30 mph over the speed limit.

According to the jail Thursday morning, bail had not been set for Dellarma. He was expected to go before a judge on Friday.

Colin Ellis — 861-9253

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