A Ventura County man was arrested on suspicion of felony drug and firearms violations after an attempted traffic stop in Simi Valley Saturday launched a pursuit.
The incident unfolded starting 9:47 a.m. near Rocky Peak and Santa Susanna Pass roads in east Simi Valley, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office reported. A deputy from the agency’s Moorpark station tried to pull over a vehicle for traffic violations.
When the driver, identified as 61-year-old Carl Mullins, reportedly refused to yield, a vehicle chase kicked off, authorities said. The eastbound pursuit quickly crossed into Los Angeles County, where the California Highway Patrol took over. The pursuit ended along Hayvenhurst Avenue in the Encino area of the San Fernando Valley, where Mullins was arrested.
Authorities searching his vehicle reportedly found about 283 grams of methamphetamine, 30 grams of heroin, 663 grams of marijuana, 42 packets of the prescription drug Suboxone, drug paraphernalia and a large sum of cash. In addition, Mullins allegedly had a fraudulent California driver license, a switchblade knife and a stun gun and was also suspected of being under the influence of narcotics.
Published: January 11, 2021
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