When they finally caught up with George Jolly and arrested him just after midnight on Tuesday, Sheriff’s deputies found six pounds of meth in his car, as well as a quarter-pound of heroin (estimated to be worth $50,000), cash, and drug paraphernalia. But the events leading up to the arrest and discovery of his stash included a deputy being nearly clipped by Jolly’s car and tracking down the suspect with a Sheriff’s canine named Aco.
A Sheriff’s deputy pulled a speeding driver over in the northbound 101 lane near Casitas Pass very early in the morning on Tuesday, but the driver said he had no ID for either himself or his car. The driver, Jolly, then sped away, almost hitting the deputy, and raced up the highway to the Hermosillo exit with the deputy in pursuit as Santa Barbara police, California Highway Patrol, and the Sheriff’s K-9 unit responded. Jolly overshot the exit, went through the bushes, and landed in the center median along Coast Village Road. He then ran for it.
The responding officers set up a perimeter, and Aco and his handler tracked the 35-year-old Jolly to a shed on Palm Tree Lane. The Hollywood resident was arrested without further antics and booked on charges that included speeding, assault with a deadly weapon, heroin and meth possession, and evading, resisting, and delaying a peace officer. Los Angeles County also had a warrant out for him for drug possession and sales.