Pursuit Ends with One in Custody for Possession of Meth

Pursuit Ends with One in Custody for Possession of Meth

TEHACHAPI — A 27-year-old felon on probation was arrested early Thursday morning after leading police on high speed pursuit through the streets of Tehachapi.

Michael Pate of Ridgecrest, was booked into the Kern County Jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine for sales, transportation of methamphetamine, attempt to destroy evidence, evading a peace officer and resisting arrest.

His bail has been set at $60,000.

According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the incident began when deputies from the Tehachapi substation made contact with a Pate at the Love’s Travel  Stop located at 2000 E. Tehachapi Blvd. at around 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 30.

“At that time deputies discovered the suspect was on active probation, ” said Sergeant Douglas Wilson. “The suspect then refused to follow requests from the deputies and drove away from the scene, initiating a vehicle pursuit.

During the pursuit, deputies said that Pate threw approximately a half pound of methamphetamine from his moving vehicle, before coming to a stop on Highway 58, at  East Tehachapi Boulevard.

“Upon further investigation, deputies were able to locate $2,500 of discarded methamphetamine along the roadway,” Wilson said.

Read More:

KERO: Ridgecrest man arrested on drug charges

Pursuit Ends with One in Custody for Possession of Meth was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
Categories: Kern


  1. JD
    JD 30 January, 2014, 12:20

    Thank you so much Tehachapi City Council for approving the building of this truck stop! Both crime and pollution are now up – well done!

    Reply this comment

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.