High speed chase ends with million dollar meth bust

National News

About $1 million worth of drugs were found in a pickup Monday after a chase through southeast Houston that ended with two people taken into custody, police said.

The chase started about 11:20 a.m. in the area of Almeda Genoa Road and Interstate 45 Gulf Freeway.

Officers chased the gray pickup to NASA Road 1 before going back onto I-45. 

“The speeds that he was going, the erratic driving that he was doing, it’s definitely dangerous for everybody that’s involved,” said a Houston Police Department sergeant.

Authorities tried to conduct a PIT maneuver on the truck but were unsuccessful. 

The PIT maneuver is used by police across the country to help end chases. HPD has taught the technique to select officers on the force.

“It’s definitely a dangerous situation for everyone involved, the citizens, the suspects, the police,” an undercover officer said.

The chase ended on the service road of the Gulf Freeway near Interstate 610 South Loop, where officers took the male driver and a female passenger into custody. 

Police said the chase was part of a narcotics investigation and that a search of the truck turned up 10 kilos of methamphetamine and some heroin.

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