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North County chase ends with 4 arrests after 25 pounds of meth found

North County chase ends with 4 arrests after 25 pounds of meth found

Sheriff’s detectives found more than 25 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside a spare tire of a vehicle that fled from them Thursday morning, May 9, through several North County cities, authorities said.The detectives from the Sheriff’s Department’s Border Crime Suppression Team arrested four of the vehicle’s five occupants, all of whom tried to run away, Sgt. Bill Kerr said. One woman successfully evaded capture.

The pursuit began about 10:30 a.m. on northbound Interstate 5 near Lomas Santa Fe Drive in Solana Beach, Kerr said in a statement. Detectives tried to pull over a driver, and when he refused to stop, the detectives gave chase.

The driver exited the freeway at...

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