An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official was recently arrested in Pinal County after a high-speed chase with police officers where the ICE officer allegedly tossed 10 bundles of marijuana out of the window of his agency vehicle, a DPS spokesperson said.
Jason Lowery, the arrested ICE officer, had been under investigation for weeks after officials received a tip from a drug smuggler about his involvement in the drug ring.
The chase ended when Lowery rolled his vehicle after the 45 minute chase. Another 4 bundles of marijuana were found in the vehicle upon further inspection. Lowery was booked into the Pinal County jail for drug smuggling and for fleeing from officers.
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