Wrong-way biker ends in meth bust

Jose Cano Rascon [PCSO/graphic]

A wrong-way bicyclist quickly learned running a stop sign was the least of his problems Sunday afternoon, according to the Maricopa Police Department. 

Police said 50-year-old Mexican national Jose Cano Rascon didn’t have immigration papers and gave a fake name when cops approached him. 

After his arrest, he’s accused of smuggling meth into the Pinal County jail, according to a probable cause statement obtained by InMaricopa 

Cops saw Rascon riding his bike the wrong way and blowing a stop sign just before 4:30 p.m. in the Heritage District near Hathaway and Wilson Avenues. 

Rascon reportedly gave cops a fake name that did not match the one on his Mexican passport. Cops noted he had an outstanding arrest warrant. 

Police arrested Rascon and booked him into the Pinal County jail. Prison staff later found a baggie of meth in his pocket. 

Police lodged three felony charges against Rascon: possessing dangerous drugs, drug paraphernalia and bringing contraband into jail. He was also slapped with a misdemeanor charge of false reporting, according to police documents. 

Rascon faces 30 years in prison. 

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