PD: Man on AB-109 county supervision gave chase in Taft; Arrested on drug charges

Police say Jeremy Reyes tried tossing

TAFT, Calif. - Officers of the Taft Police Department conducted AB-109 compliance checks in the Taft area Saturday.

At about 9:05 a.m., the officers saw a man they recognized as Jeremy Reyes, 25, who they knew to be on active Post Release Community Supervision under AB-109, according to TPD officials.

When the officers attempted to contact Reyes near the intersection of 4th and San Emidio streets, he fled on a bicycle, officials said.

Reyes was seen discarding what was later determined to be two packages containing suspected methamphetamine.  Reyes was apprehended after a brief chase, officials said.

Officers searched Reyes and found about 36 grams of marijuana, officials said.

Officers were able to retrieve what Reyes had discarded during the chase, and found two packages containing an approximate combined weight of 57 grams of suspected methamphetamine, officials said.

The total street value of the narcotics seized is estimated at about $6,000, officials said.

Jeremy Reyes was arrested and booked into the Taft Jail on charges including possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance, possession of over one ounce of marijuana, resisting arrest, and a violation of probation.

In April 2011, Assembly Bill 109 was approved, placing non-violent, non-serious and non-sexual offenders under county-level supervision after their release from state prison.

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