Written by AARON CASTREJON
POMONA - Police arrested a man Thursday morning after he led them on a pursuit, during which he allegedly tried to dump methamphetamine out his vehicle.
Police arrested Jose Luis Cabrera, a 28-year-old known gang member, in the driveway of his home after he fled from officers. Police witnessed Cabrera driving at high speed at White Avenue and Monterey Avenue around 12:17 a.m. March 19, according to the Pomona Police Department.
Cabrera refused to stop when officers tried to pull him over and he drove recklessly around the city.
Once Cabrera stopped, he struggled with officers who detained him, Pomona Police said.
“It was learned that during the pursuit, Suspect Cabrera made desperate attempts to discard a large quantity of methamphetamine,” Pomona Police said in a written statement. “Traces of the drug residue was found spread about the inside of his car. Despite his actions, several grams of methamphetamine were recovered.”
A search warrant was served at Cabrera’s home where three firearms, several rounds of ammunition, body armor and a high capacity gun magazine, methamphetamine, marijuana, packaging material and nearly $3,300, Pomona Police said.
Cabrera was booked on suspicion of felony evading, possession of a controlled substance for sales and for violating his probation.
Additional charges will be filed against the suspect or suspects responsible for the items found during the search, Pomona Police said.