Man accused of dropping meth-filled glove on high school property after fleeing officers


 A man is accused of dropping a glove filled with methamphetamine at Maricopa High School while fleeing officers on Sunday night, police said. 

Jorge Alvarez, 38, was booked into Pinal County Jail, and faces charges of possession of dangerous drugs, resisting arrest, trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia, along with a pre-adjudication warrant for his arrest. 

According to the probable cause statement: 

At about 11 p.m., officers stopped Alvarez on West Edwards Circle for “multiple infractions” while he was riding a bicycle.  

While officers were talking with Alvarez, he began running. He was told to stop multiple times, police said, but refused. Alvarez is accused of jumping over a wall that led to the property of Maricopa High School. 

Officers located Alvarez behind the wall when he jumped back toward them. Alvarez was asked to get on the ground but refused and continued resisting arrest until he was subdued, according to police. 

While behind the wall, Alvarez dropped a black glove containing a baggie with 27.2 grams of methamphetamine, which Alvarez later stated was his, officers said.