On Tuesday night, police recovered 61 grams of meth and materials used to make it after they chased down a Canton man driving through Creve Coeur.

Michael Howell, 33, was charged in court Thursday with crimes that carry up to 15 years in prison, and possibly twice that with his prior meth-related conviction.

He was ordered held on $25,000 bond on charges of possessing methamphetamine, meth precursors and manufacturing materials as well as two counts of possessing firearm ammunition as a felon.

A Creve Coeur police officer sought to stop the vehicle Howell was driving on Creve Coeur Avenue at 8:30 p.m. for expired license plate registration. Howell sped up and, after several blocks, stopped and ran from the vehicle, leaving a passenger behind, according to a prosecutor’s court affidavit.

He was eventually captured with the help of North Pekin and Marquette Heights police. The passenger was questioned but released.

Officers located a glass jar containing the meth that Howell acknowledged he had on his person when he ran from the car, the affidavit stated.

In the vehicle, they found nearly 450 pills containing pseudoephedrine, meth’s key ingredient, and items including CO2 cartridges and hoses that are used in meth-making labs, the affidavit stated.

They also recovered $378 in cash, which a prosecutor said in court would be sought in forfeiture along with Howell’s vehicle.

Howell was paroled last August from the six-year prison term he received in 2014 for possessing meth-making materials in Fulton County, according to court records.

He’s next due in court on Feb. 22.