Deputies search for narcotics suspect in Stevenson Ranch

SCV Sheriff's Station officials conduct a search in Stevenson Ranch for a suspect in a narcotics investigation. Dan Watson/ The Signal
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A suspect in a narcotics investigation remains outstanding after Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies set up a containment area in Stevenson Ranch Saturday afternoon. 

Deputies were searching for the suspect, reported as a male Hispanic wearing a gray shirt and pants with a backpack last seen in the La Quinta Inn lobby, according to Sgt. Erik Jepson of the SCV Sheriff’s Station. 

Dan Watson/ The Signal

During their search, deputies set up a containment just after 4 p.m. in the area of Sagecrest Circle and The Old Road in Stevenson Ranch. With aerial help from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, law enforcement searched for the man fled from the area. 

“The suspect fled out of view from one of our deputies that was following him. (The suspect) ran across the (5) freeway,” said Lt. Ethan Marquez with the Sheriff’s Station. 

The containment ended around 5 p.m. and the suspect remained outstanding, according to Marquez.

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