Approximately $3.4 Million Worth of Meth Found in Pickup Truck After Chase

Approximately $3.4 Million Worth of Meth Found in Pickup Truck After Chase
A Mexican Army expert shows crystal meth paste at a clandestine laboratory near la Rumorosa town in Tecate, Baja California state, Mexico on August 28, 2018. (GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP via Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES—California Highway Patrol officers discovered approximately 190 pounds of suspected methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $3.4 million in the pickup truck whose driver led them on a 10-minute chase June 18.

The chase began at about 9:35 a.m. on the northbound Golden State 5 Freeway near Boyle Avenue, in Boyle Heights where officers attempted to stop the vehicle because it was driven over the gore point and had tinted windows, according to the CHP.

The driver failed to stop, and a pursuit ensued shortly after, ending at Figueroa and Second streets, near the Harbor 110 Freeway, in downtown Los Angeles.

“After the driver was taken into custody, officers discovered approximately 190 pounds of suspected methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $3.4 million and approximately $5,000 in cash,” the CHP said in a statement.

The suspect’s name was not immediately available.

Anyone with information related to the case was urged to call the CHP Southern Division Special Services Unit at 323-644-9550. Calls after non-business hours or weekends should be directed to the Los Angeles Communications Center at 323-259-3200.

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