LOS BANOS, Calif. — Almost $1 million in money was dumped on a Central California highway throughout a police chase that ended with the arrests of two New York males who apparently deliberate to purchase marijuana with the cash, the California Freeway Patrol mentioned.
Frank Capraro, 23, and Desmond McDay, 25, each of Medford, had been arrested Friday night, the Merced Solar-Star reported.
It wasn’t instantly clear whether or not they had obtained legal professionals.
The chase started shortly earlier than 6:30 p.m. when a CHP officer tried to cease considered one of three black SUVs that seemed to be touring collectively on Interstate 5 south of Los Banos in Merced County, authorities mentioned.
Throughout the chase, one SUV straddled lanes to dam the patrol automotive, which maneuvered round it and stored chasing the primary automotive, a Chevrolet Suburban.
The Suburban stopped on the shoulder of the highway at one level and the motive force received out, dumped two cardboard bins after which took off once more earlier than lastly stopping for good, the CHP mentioned.
The motive force of the Suburban and a second SUV that was stopped in site visitors had been each taken into custody however the SUV that had tried to dam the officer escaped, authorities mentioned.
The cardboard bins contained $915,000 in money, and a police canine alerted to the odor of medication on the cash, authorities mentioned.
Officers additionally discovered walkie-talkies that the drivers apparently had been utilizing to speak through the chase, the CHP mentioned.