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The Shelby County Sheriff's Office, the Alabaster Police Department, and the Calera Police Department worked together over the weekend to recover a stolen vehicle and drugs.

It all started early Sunday morning when an officer with the Alabaster Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle with a switched tag. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and the Alabaster officer advised dispatch that the driver was traveling on Interstate 65 South. Officers with Calera and the Shelby County Sheriff's Office were notified and the vehicle was spotted in Calera a short time later.

The driver once again refused to stop and got onto the interstate, heading south. The vehicle eventually became disabled and officers were able to stop the driver.

Officers confirmed the vehicle was reported stolen out of Shelby County, Tenn. During a search, they found cocaine in the vehicle and took the driver into custody.

The driver has not been identified but police say the person was from Montevallo and had multiple prior arrests and a felony conviction.

"Alabaster PD, Shelby County SO and Calera PD all worked together to catch this suspect," Calera Police Chief David Hyche posted on Facebook. "This is how it is supposed to work. Shelby County Law Enforcement agencies working together to hold criminals accountable for their actions."

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