Two men are still at large after the Department of Public Safety recovered 369.5 pounds of marijuana in the back seat of a vehicle in Cobblestone Farms Tuesday.
The incident began around 3:45 p.m. when the two suspects were spotted along Interstate 8 apparently loading a 2006 Infiniti G-35 sedan with what appeared to be marijuana. DPS sent out an attempt-to-locate code.
Later that afternoon, a trooper spotted the vehicle on State Route 347, but the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed. The Infiniti turned into the Maricopa neighborhood and then went through a community park.
“There was never a pursuit,” DPS spokesman Bart Graves said.
He said the vehicle stopped in the driveway of a home and two men fled on foot. They were described as Hispanic.
The nearly 400 pounds of marijuana recovered at the site added to DPS’s Border Strike Force Bureau efforts to round up of illegal drugs over the past six days.
They seized 3,743 pounds of marijuana, 51 pounds of methamphetamine, 20 pounds of cocaine, 10 pounds of heroin, three stolen vehicles and two firearms since Feb. 4. There have also been four arrests, but the two men who escaped in Maricopa have not been located.