Authorities arrested Petrolia resident Cory Wayne Reeves, age 54, after he allegedly threw an ounce of methamphetamine out of a speeding car on Wednesday, according to a Ferndale Police Department release.
Officers attempted a routine traffic stop at the corner of Ocean and Wildcat avenues shortly before 1 p.m., when Reeves fled toward Petrolia, reaching speeds of 50 miles per hour, on narrow Wildcat Avenue, according to the release.
Reeves unsuccessfully attempted to pass a car in front of him, then allegedly threw a plastic bag out of his driver’s side window before pulling over, according to the release. Officers reported finding the bag, which contained an ounce of methamphetamine and more than $2,000 in cash.
Reeves was booked into county jail on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine for sale, transporting methamphetamine, possessing drug paraphernalia, driving without a license and attempting to evade a police officer.