- Associated Press - Friday, May 9, 2014

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a suspect who was caught with methamphetamine, then kicked his way out of a sheriff’s squad car, ran across a freeway and evaded capture for more than a day is back in custody.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Joshua Dubin says approximately 88 pounds of meth was found inside the suspect’s vehicle after it was stopped on Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley Wednesday afternoon.

After being placed in the back seat of a patrol car, the man kicked out its rear window and sprinted across the freeway.

More than two dozen sheriff’s deputies with a canine unit and helicopter support searched the area in the Angeles National Forest.


The suspect was found Thursday night hiding in an empty water tank near a mobile home park.

He was booked on suspicion of narcotics-related felonies.