$1 million worth of drugs found in pickup after southeast Houston chase, police say

By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor, Sofia Ojeda - Anchor/Reporter

HOUSTON - 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.

VIDEO: SKY2 follows chase through southeast Houston

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.

Click here to read four things to know about HPD's PIT maneuver.

"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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No injuries were reported.

Both the man and woman will be charged with evading arrest and drug violations, police said.

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