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State police find guns, ammo, drugs in car following chase from Danbury to Sherman

State police found a cache of weapons inside of a car following a chase that started in Danbury early Friday morning. 

A trooper recognized a gray Pontiac Grand AM from a "be on the lookout" from Danbury police. Police tried to pull the car over, but the driver, 32-year-old Edward Lasch of New Fairfield, did not stop.

Police said stop sticks were used to deflate one of the car's tires. After several turns, the car made a turn onto a dead-end road in Sherman. At the end of the road, Lasch attempted to run over the two troopers in pursuit, police said. 

He was tasered while inside the car, and taken into custody. 

Police found four long guns, a large amount of ammunition, a large knife, burglary tools, a small amount of marijuana, heroin, and crack cocaine. One trooper sustained minor injuries from Lasch's resistance. He later went to the hospital and was treated and released. Lasch was taken to the hospital for treatment, and released.

He was held on a $250,000 bond and appeared in court on Friday. Lasch also had a warrant out of Torrington.


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