Car chase leads to drug bust in Paradise

Feb 15, 2014 11:47 AM

The driver of a red Hyundai led Butte County Sheriff’s deputies on a high speed chase from Chico to Paradise, which ended with a man being charged with felony possession of narcotics.

The driver of the Hyundai, Brian Felix a 30-year-old parolee, of Magalia, failed to yield and ran the stop sign at West 9th Street late Thursday night. A deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver led deputies on a chase all the way to Paradise, reaching speeds of 80 mph.

Once in Paradise, Paradise Police Sgt. Gallagher deployed a spike strip. Felix went through the Spike strip, and eventually crashed into a rock wall. Felix was removed from the car and taken into custody without any additional resistance.

Deputies located a backpack inside the vehicle that contained approximately 70 grams of what was suspected to be methamphetamine, empty baggies with packaging material for narcotics sales, a digital scale, two glass pipes and 6 plastic bags containing 1,373 grams of marijuana.

Felix was arrested and booked into Butte County Jail for felony possession of marijuana for sales, felony possession of narcotics for sales, felony failure to yield and misdemeanor driving with a suspended license.


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