Sierra Vista car chase suspects face drug charges - Tucson News Now

Sierra Vista car chase suspects face drug charges

Juan Carlos Chavez Flores (Source: Sierra Vista Police Department) Juan Carlos Chavez Flores (Source: Sierra Vista Police Department)
Jesus Alfredo Martinez Almada (Source: Sierra Vista Police Department) Jesus Alfredo Martinez Almada (Source: Sierra Vista Police Department)
SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Authorities arrested two suspects on multiple drug charges following a high-speed chase.

Sierra Vista officers located and followed a blue Buick with a Sonora license plate U.S. Border Patrol agents said might be carrying marijuana early Sunday.

Officials said the driver ignored the officers' emergency lights and continued to drive 80 to 90 miles per hour on State Route 92 near Ramsey Road until he hit a curb near the Mall at Sierra Vista and stopped near a bank.

The two suspects fled from the car on foot. Authorities caught them quickly and found about 420 pounds of marijuana, according to a news release. They were later identified as Jesus Alfredo Martinez Almada, 25, and Juan Carlos Chavez Flores, 21, both from Mexico.

Police booked Almada and Flores into the Cochise County Jail on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and transport of marijuana for sale.  The driver of the Almada was also charged for unlawful flight from law enforcement.

They are being held with no bond.

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