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Cocaine trucking couple keeps “suicide by cop” promise during chase

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A cocaine trucking couple was killed after a shootout with police during a traffic stop in Texas earlier this month. 

A search warrant was issued for Elizabeth and Edward Stevenson on May 9th after undercover police completed multiple purchases of illegal drugs through the couple. 

According to Fox 17, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit searched the Tennessee home of the Stevenson’s and found ¾ a pound of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and multiple firearms, body armor, and ammunition. Police were then notified that the couple was driving a semi truck through Texas loaded with drugs, and that they were armed. 

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office then notified Donley County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Department of Public Safety about the Stevensons. A Donley County officer then attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the semi truck, but Edward would not pull the rig over and drove for multiple miles before coming to a stop. The couple then got out of the cab, and began shooting at officers in a gunfight that ended in their death. It is unclear if any officers were hurt in the incident. 

After the shootout, officers searched the rig and discovered 64 pounds of suspected cocaine with an estimated value of $3.4 million. 

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office says that the cocaine trucking couple had previously stated that would die by “suicide by cop” if law enforcement tried to stop them. No further information

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