Two motorcycle-riding men, who tried to evade a police checkpoint in Makati City, were apprehended with dried marijuana leaves and cannabis-infused gummy candies on Thursday night (October 15).
Captain Judge Rowe Donato, Makati Police Substation 6 commander, identified the suspects as John Michael Patiño, 27, and Richard James Lorenzo, 36. Both are residents of Biñan, Laguna.
As police were conducting a checkpoint for the implementation of curfew in the city, the two suspects, onboard a plateless motorcycle, were spotted travelling along Metropolitan Avenue in Barangay Bel-air, Makati around 11 p.m.
Policemen reportedly flagged them, but instead of obeying, the suspects allegedly sped off.
After a short chase, Donato said his men were able to nab Patiño and Lorenzo.
Both of them were frisked at the police station. Police said they found 500 mg cannabis-infused gummy candies in the pocket of Patiño and a resealable plastic containing…