Two arrested on drug-related charges after short pursuit

jnet jan 24 2018 5
About five pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $225,000 was confiscated from two suspects after their arrest on Wednesday after a short police pursuit.

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.

Jorge Chavez
Jorge Chavez
Jacklyn Munoz
Jacklyn Munoz

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.

For more on this story, see Friday’s Republic.