WATCH: Suspects throw seemingly endless supply of weed at cops during high speed chase
Sheriff’s deputies in Casa Grande, Arizona saw a high speed pursuit of an SUV on Wednesday turn into an obstacle course as suspects in the speeding car began tossing bales of marijuana out the windows, reports KSDK.
Deputies monitoring traffic along Interstate 8 observed a white 2006 Trailblazer traveling a high rate of speed and began pursuing it.
“When the deputy caught up with the vehicle, he attempted to perform a traffic stop,” Jim Knupp, a Pinal County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said in a news release. “The vehicle began to accelerate to speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour and the occupants began to throw bales of marijuana out of the vehicle onto the roadway.”
Units from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office were summoned and they put down spike strips in the vehicle’s path, which shredded the car’s tires, allowing police to take into custody 43-year-old Mario Perez-Paz and 21-year-old Juan Aguilar-Zavala.
Authorities state they were unable to recover all of the pot that was tossed from the vehicle, as other motorists stopped and grabbed what they could before speeding off.
Police say they still recovered over 375 pounds of the packaged marijuana.
The two men were charged with conspiring to transport drugs for sale and unlawful flight from law enforcement.
Watch the video below, released by Pinal County Sheriff’s Department