TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – The suspect who used his jiu-jitsu skills on a state police officer may have put up a fight because he has been wanted for years for a huge pot plantation.
This is dash cam video of the high-speed chase Shae Russell Nakai Blair caused near Taos last month.
It started when a state police officer tried to stop him for speeding.
When he was finally pulled over, Blair put up a fight and took the officer down.
Blair was eventually arrested.
KRQE News 13 has learned Blair is also connected to a $1 million pot bust in Socorro county.
Back in 2010 police found 1,500 pot plants growing along the Rio Grande.
A warrant had been issued for Blair’s arrest in the case.