During an encounter leading to the arrest of two suspects, the driver of the vehicle they were pursuing, who the police believe has been selling prescription drugs, smashed into three police cars while allegedly attempting to escape.
Milpitas police began an investigation regarding the suspected illegally distribution of prescription medication for profit. They turned their attention to a man that is a Milpitas resident and spent five months looking into the alleged activity.
When detectives located the purported drug dealer in a car in the parking lot of a shopping center they made an attempt to apprehend him.
The man driving the car, later identified as 21-year-old Jeremy Correa, allegedly made a break for it and collided with three police vehicles in the process before leaving the scene.
When he was allegedly on his way out of the parking lot, Correa, while backing up, hit a parked car. The detectives used the opportunity to prevent Correa from getting away and they approached the car he was driving. Correa was reportedly accompanied by a 16-year-old girl who was in the passenger seat.
When the authorities inspected the car they allegedly found a large quantity of Xanax, a prescription commonly used for anxiety. An even larger amount of Xanax, in addition to firearms, ammunition, and quite a bit of money was reportedly discovered when Correa’s home was searched. The total value of the prescription medication the detectives allegedly recovered was assessed at $14,100.
Correa was arrested and he is facing several charges including possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sales, assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, and evading and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The teenage girl was issued a citation for possession of a controlled substance and she was released into the custody of her parents.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a drug crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.