PHOENIX (AP) - A federal deportation officer accused of leading
authorities on a desert chase as he threw bundles of marijuana out
of the window has been ordered to remain behind bars as his case
proceeds through court.
Federal magistrate Edward Voss ruled at a Tuesday hearing in
Phoenix that 34-year-old Jason Alistair Lowery is a flight risk and
a danger to the community, and should remain imprisoned.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer pleaded not
guilty to drug and weapons charges during the hearing.
Police say that Lowery picked up a load of marijuana in his
government car a week ago and led them on a 45-minute chase that
ended when his truck rolled near Sacaton, about 40 miles south of