RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A suspected drug dealer goes on the run with nearly 60 pounds (27 kilograms) of methamphetamine belonging to the California sheriff’s department after a sting operation gone wrong, authorities said.

The press company reported on Friday that the Sheriff’s Department in Riverside County, southeast of Los Angeles, is now trying to recover his drugs.

Authorities installed the raid Wednesday in an attempt to identify the drug traffickers. Undercover deputies met with the suspect in the drug sale, and the suspect then walked away, the newspaper reported.

Gang task force officers attempted to pull over the suspect, who refused to yield the right-of-way and sped away, the department said in a statement. statement.

“Due to the high speeds and the suspects’ disregard for public safety, officers lost sight of the vehicle,” the statement said.

In response to an emailed request for comment by The Associated Press, the sheriff’s department declined to release additional details.

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