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Sand Leandro Suspect Pursued Into Oakland Found With Drugs And Cash In Car

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A man who fled a traffic stop in San Leandro and led police on a pursuit into Oakland early Monday morning was arrested and drugs and cash were found in his car, police said today.

A police officer tried to stop the 27-year-old Oakland man driving a luxury car near the corner of Bancroft and Durant avenues at about 12:25 a.m. Monday, San Leandro police said.

As the officer was walking toward the car, the suspect sped away and police followed him into Oakland, police said.

He eventually jumped from the moving car in the 2600 block of 98th Avenue and ran away. The car crashed into a cement wall in a residential driveway, police said.

California Highway Patrol officers in the area stopped the fleeing suspect and he was arrested, police said. His name is not yet being released pending further investigation.

Searching the car, officers found marijuana and cocaine and materials used to package them for sale, as well as $12,000 in cash, police said.

They also found a box for a semi-automatic handgun in the car but no firearm, police said.

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