Three individuals were arrested early Saturday morning after Ardmore police officers interrupted an exchange of methamphetamine between them in the 100 block of NW Holiday Drive, according to Capt. Keith Ingle with the Ardmore Police Department.

Ingle said several bags of meth were discovered in the possession of 25-year-old Richard Page, 23-year-old Peytin Karlik and 22-year-old Tyler Ned, including a bag of 16.4 grams, a bag of 2.5 grams and nine smaller bags that did not contain anything.

“Officers witnessed a drug deal transpire in the parking lot of a business,” Ingle said. “They were preparing to distribute.”

Page fled on foot once officers introduced themselves as law enforcement, Ingle said, running through surrounding areas. Page dropped a pistol as he was being chased, Ingle said.

“They chased him through several business’ parking lots before catching up to him,” Ingle said.

Page was booked on pending charges of distribution of meth, possession of a firearm while in commission of a felony, possession of a firearm after former conviction of a felony and obstructing an officer.

Karlik was booked on pending charges of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute and intention to distribute.

Ned was booked on a pending charge of possession of meth and a warrant out of Jackson County.