Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Minnesota man is facing federal charges in connection to a cocaine discovery and high-speed chase that ended with a crash involving a police vehicle. 

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That’s according to a news release issued Friday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota. The incident occurred on Nov. 18. 

The federal complaint says St. Paul Police responded to a 911 call regarding an unsolicited package that later field-tested positive for cocaine. Officers replaced the suspected cocaine with a GPS tracking device.

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Later on, Homeland Security agents then observed 38-year-old Paris Jackson of St. Paul take the package from the area it was found. He then tried to bring it to a waiting vehicle but was stopped by the federal agents, court documents say. 

Jackson then fled in a vehicle, which initiated a pursuit with law enforcement. That pursuit ended when the vehicle crashed into a St. Paul Police squad car at an estimated speed of 80mph, the news release says. 

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The crash resulted in life-threatening injuries for a passenger in the vehicle and minor injuries for a St. Paul Police Officer. The news release says Jackson then fled the crash scene but was eventually apprehended. 

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Jackson was charged with attempted possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. Court records say he has a criminal history dating back to 2001 and included multiple arrests for drug offenses. 

Jackson made his initial court appearance on Nov. 22. His next court date has not been announced.

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