U.S. Marijuana Bales Thrown at Police During High-Speed Chase In Arizona


From http://abcnews.go.com/US/marijuana-bales-thrown-police-high-speed-chase-arizona/story?id=29503432

Dash-cam footage from a police car in a high-speed chase in Arizona shows bales of marijuana being thrown at it from the window of the suspects’ car ahead.

The pursuit, which reached speeds over 100 mph, turned into a short foot chase after the suspects stopped their car and fled, according to a statement on the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook. However, the two men were successfully stopped and arrested…the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said.

About 374 pounds of marijuana were recovered as evidence, the sheriff’s office said, adding that not all the thrown pot was found because four or five vehicles not involved in the chase stopped to grab some of the tossed bales before police could get back to them.

The high-speed chase happened last Wednesday morning when a deputy officer was monitoring traffic on a Casa Grande highway, the sheriff’s office said.

The officer noticed a 2006 White Trailblazer traveling much faster than the other vehicles on the roadway and attempted to stop the car. The vehicle led multiple police units on a high-speed chase.

The Trailblazer eventually went into the campus of Central Arizona College, where Pinal County Sheriff’s deputies ahead of the chase set up spike strips that successfully deflated the Trailblazer’s front tires, police said.

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