CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A Thorndike man was arrested in Chicopee after crashing his car into a light post, which lead to a foot chase and drug charges on Sunday.

According to the Chicopee Police Department, officers were sent to East Main Street near the American Legion Bridge for a report of a vehicle that crashed into a light pole. When officers arrived, they identified the driver as 45-year-old Shane Carney from Thorndike.

While officers were investigating the crash, Carney ran from the officer and began a foot chase, and was seen allegedly throwing items into the woods. A police K-9 searched the area and found narcotics and a knife that were thrown in the woods.

After the officers search Carney and the vehicle, more than $4,000 in cash, 400 bags of heroin, several small bags of a white powdery substance, several pills, and other paraphernalia were seized.

Shane Carney was arrested and charged with the following:

• Marked Lanes Violation

• Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Crash

• Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle

• Trafficking in 18 grams or more of Cocaine

• Possess to Distribute Class A Drug

• Possess to Distribute Class A Drug

• Possess to Distribute Class B Drug

• Possess to Distribute Class D Drug