In a high-speed drama off Carmen Drive, Camarillo, law enforcement officers capped a chase by nabbing a duo in possession of a hefty haul of methamphetamine and cash, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office reported. This bust unfolded after deputies spotted a vehicle making an illegal turn and attempted to pull them over, leading to a pursuit. Alfred Estrada, 51, and Sarah McComack, 39, of Ventura, decided to quickly steer their way from under the law's gaze.
The deputies engaged in the pursuit, watching as objects were hurled from the suspects' window, trying to dispose of what was later determined to be evidence. As the chase came to an end, both Estrada and McComack were detained without further incident. A search turned up about 5 pounds of meth and $7,000 in what is believed to be drug money, reports the Sheriff's Office. Adding to their woes, ammunition was found—troubling, given both suspects' histories as convicted felons.
Both Estrada and McComack face charges for meth possession with intent to sell and, as felons, for having ammunition. Estrada also earned an additional charge for felony evading. They've since been booked at the Ventura County Main Jail, waiting for their day in court. The duo's dash from the law may have ceased, but the repercussions are just kicking in gear.
The Camarillo Directed Enforcement Unit, as per their mandate, is two detectives strong and works in unison with the patrol services to combat crimes such as this one. "The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank members of the public for their ongoing support and due diligence in providing information to assist our agency in solving crimes," noted Senior Deputy Steve Krupnik in the announcement. The vigilance of the community continues to be a pivotal asset in the relentless fight against crime.
For those who have information that could lead to further arrests in these types of incidents, Ventura County Crime Stoppers offers up to $1,000 as a reward for anonymous tips that help bring perpetrators to justice. To submit a tip, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).