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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Taft Police arrest man, seize drugs valued at $6,000

  • Police were conducting AB109 compliance checks when they spot suspect on bike
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  • Taft Police arrested a man on drug trafficking charges Saturday morning after a brief chase and seized methamphetamine and marijuana with an estimated street value of $6,000.
    The suspect, Jeremy Reyes, 25, was on post release community supervision under AB109, the prison realignment bill that resulted in much shorter jail and prison terms for many convicted criminals.
    Officers were conducting compliance check and had been trying to find Reyes.
    Just after 10 a.m., they saw him riding a bike near Fourth Street and Woodrow Street.
    When officers tried to contact him, he fled with police chasing both on foot and in vehicles.
    During the chase, officers said, they saw Reyes discard some items.
    They caught Reyes in the 300 block of Woodrow.
    Officers backtracked and found the items they said Reyes threw away during the brief chase.
    They said it was two plastic bags wrapped in electricians tape each containing about one ounce of a crystal methamphetamine.
    Officers also found more than an ounce of marijuana on Reyes.
    Reyes was charged with multiple counts including possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance, possession of over one ounce of marijuana, resisting arrest, and a violation of probation.
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