ANTIOCH -- Three Contra Costa County residents were arrested Monday after a weeks-long investigation into rock cocaine sales, police said.
About 10:30 a.m., detectives spotted a vehicle driven by Quincy Ford, 33, a Pittsburg resident who had a felony warrant for narcotics violations, said Sgt. Steve Bias.
When they tried to pull him over, he led a chase from A Street in Antioch to Patricia Avenue in Pittsburg, where he got out and tried to run away, police said.
Officers subdued and arrested him after Ford fought with them, Bias said. They also found rock cocaine he had apparently thrown while trying to elude police.
Shortly after the arrest, police went to a hotel on West 10th Street after surveillance showed Ford had just met with two men there, Bias said. They stopped and arrested 39-year-old Martinez resident Timothy Davis and 25-year-old Pittsburg resident Johnny Denton as they were about to drive away.
"Our timing was just right," Bias said.
Police found several ounces of cocaine, marijuana and Ecstasy in the car Davis and Denton were in, Bias said. He added that all three suspects have prior drug arrests. They were booked into County Jail in Martinez on suspicion of possessing cocaine for sale.
Ford also faces a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm after police found a handgun at one of the homes where he stayed.
"We've run into these guys before," Bias said. "It's a good accomplishment to get these three off the street."
Contact Robert Salonga at 925-943-8013.