A fleeing suspect lead Turlock Police to a large cultivation of marijuana in Turlock Wednesday.
According to Turlock Police Department spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis, a suspect, later identified as Robert Hernandez, 32, fled from police after he was spotted and recognized as a wanted felon. Hernandez lead to police to a residence on the 300 block of Angelus Street, where police located more than 200 marijuana plants.
The plants were determined to belong to Pedro Gil, 27, and both he and Hernandez were arrested.
At 1:04 p.m., a Turlock Police officer spotted Hernandez driving and believed it was Adam Vargas, 31, who is wanted for several charges. Upon attempting to make a stop, Hernandez fled at a high speed, Lewis said.
Hernandez ditched his vehicle in an alleyway off S. Orange Street and fled on foot.
Police located a detached garage on the 300 block of Angelus Street, where they located Hernandez and the marijuana.
Police found more than 200 marijuana plants growing in the garage, as well as 50 more plants that had been cut up in an adjacent garage, Lewis said.
Through investigating, police determined that the marijuana cultivation belonged to Gil.
Upon attempting to arrest Gil, Hernandez took off while he was in handcuffs and was chased for about a block until he was apprehended.
Hernandez was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and an active felony warrant for robbery out of Ceres Police Department.
Gil was arrested for marijuana cultivation.