UPDATE: Merced Police Arrest Man with Narcotics After Vehicle Pursuit

On June 20th, 2020, at approximately 8:00 PM, officers with the Merced PD Gang Violence Suppression Unit attempted a traffic stop on southbound Highway 99 at R Street.

The vehicle accelerated and officers pursued the vehicle on Highway 99. The vehicle became disabled in the area of Highway 99 by the Le Grand Rd exit.

The driver, 60-year-old Michael Salazar was arrested without further incident. Salazar had felony warrants out of Merced County.
Officers searched the vehicle and located approximately one ounce of crystal methamphetamine along with evidence indicating the sales of narcotics.

Salazar was booked at MCSO Jail for several narcotics charges, felony evading in a motor vehicle and local warrants.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Officer Barajas at 209-388-7814 or by email at barajasj@cityofmerced.org.

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