The Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team has arrested two people on drug-related charges involving methamphetamine.
The team, assisted by SWAT team members, and representatives from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force, were attempting to serve a search warrant at 3345 Westenedge Drive at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.
When two people left the residence, later identified as Jorge H. Chavez, 38, and Jacklyn Munoz, 27, both of 3345 Westenedge Drive, police attempted to make a traffic stop, and a short pursuit began.
The vehicle was stopped by deputies and officers in the area of Seventh Street and Central Avenue, police said. Narcotics detectives obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and found about five pounds of methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $225,000. Two firearms and more than $4,000 in cash was also found in the vehicle, police said.
Chavez was arrested on a charge of dealing in methamphetamine. Munoz was arrested on charges of possession of a firearm by a serious felon, dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, resisting law enforcement and an out-of-county warrant.
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