Car chase leads at least 1000 pounds of meth seized in Mariposa County

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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MARIPOSA COUNTY, Calif, (KFSN) — A car pursuit led deputies to uncover a large drug bust in Mariposa County.

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office says it assisted the California Highway Patrol with a pursuit that entered Mariposa County.

It eventually ended on Highway 140 near Indian Gulch Road after the vehicle crashed and the driver fled.

The driver was not found, but over 200 pounds of meth were located inside the vehicle.

That prompted the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office to do a follow-up investigation.

Authorities served a search warrant at an undisclosed location in Mariposa County connected with the vehicle.

During the search, a fully functioning meth lab was discovered.

About more than 1,000 pounds of meth was seized.

Deputies say the lab’s size was estimated to be capable of producing as much as 800 pounds of product per week.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.