evidence photo from Harrisburg Police Department

Harrisburg Police Department posted this photo on Facebook showing the items seized from Ian G. Hamilton, who led police on a car chase and then crashed into two police cruisers. Police said Hamilton had about 2.8 pounds of weed in his possession.

HARRISBURG — A Harrisburg man was arrested Wednesday after fleeing police during a traffic stop and then crashing his car into two police cruisers. He was also found to be in possession of 1,300 grams of marijuana.

According to a news release from Harrisburg Police Department, officers at about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday stopped Ian G. Hamilton, a 25-year-old from Harrisburg, in the 1100 block of South McKinley Street. Hamilton stopped his Dodge Charger, but then drove away from the scene when officers approached.

Officers chased Hamilton onto West Ogara Street, where Hamilton crashed into two police cruisers, according to the release. The cars were damaged, but police did not indicate that any officers were injured in the crash.

After the crash, Hamilton fled on foot; police caught him after a short chase in the 600 block of South Jackson Street.

When officers searched Hamilton's vehicle, they found 1,300 grams — about 2.8 pounds — of marijuana, digital scales, a loaded handgun, ammunition and $2,800 in cash.

Police say Hamilton was wanted on a Saline County warrant; he was on probation for a 2017 aggravated robbery conviction.

Hamilton has been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, aggravated fleeing to elude police, unlawful possession of weapon by a felon, armed habitual criminal and two counts of aggravated battery.

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