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Thwarted Undercover Drug Deal Leads To Pursuit, Fort Lee House Search

The search centered on this area.
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FORT LEE, N.J. -- An undercover drug deal turned into a pursuit and a house-by-house search Tuesday afternoon in Fort Lee.

Two suspects sped off in a Mercedes during the undercover buy in Englewood, with police chasing them.

The pursuit was terminated out of safety concerns, but the damaged vehicle was found soon after -- with its front end smashed -- in a private driveway on New York Avenue in Fort Lee.

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HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED: Washington Heights drug dealer nearly ran over a police officer and hit several vehicles with his car after an undercover drug deal in Englewood turned into a chase that ended when he tossed two pounds of crystal meth from the window and bailed out in Fort Lee, authorities said.

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Dozens of marked and unmarked law enforcement vehicles converged on the area.

"There was concern that they might have been hiding out in one of the houses" in the neighborhood, a law enforcement investigator told Daily Voice. "They probably scurried across the [George Washington] Bridge."

Fort Lee High School was briefly placed on lockdown. Residents were asked to keep their doors locked.

The search eventually was terminated. The investigation was continuing.

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