A Kansas City, Kan., man who fled from a suspected drug house as police prepared to search it was charged Friday with possessing several pounds of methamphetamine and heroin.
Juan Lopez, 21, was charged in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin.
According to court documents, officers were preparing to serve a search warrant on a house in the 3400 block of Georgia Avenue on Wednesday when Lopez fled in a vehicle.
A Kansas Highway Patrol helicopter followed the vehicle to the area of 42nd Avenue and Thompson Street, where the driver, carrying two backpacks, ran into a wooded area.
Officers found one of the backpacks in the woods. It contained methamphetamine, heroin and a muzzle suppressor for a firearm, according to the documents.
Someone who lived a few blocks away called police to report an intruder in their garage. Officers reportedly found Lopez in the garage and recovered a second backpack that contained about $67,000 in cash.
The backpack found in the woods contained more than 3 pounds of methamphetamine and 1 pound of heroin, the documents said.
At the house on Georgia, officers found five firearms, including three assault-style rifles, and two bullet-resistant vests.