Lemon Grove, CA–Law enforcement agencies are asking for the public’s assistance in locating an alleged drug suspect who escaped Friday morning from Sheriff’s deputies’ custody.
Jovany Gallardo, a.k.a. Giovanni Gallardo, 29 was arrested by the San Diego Regional Fugitive Task Force members on Thursday at 10 p.m. on federal drug related charges. He was being processed at the Lemon Grove Sheriff’s Substation Friday morning when he escaped without handcuffs. Deputies immediately began a search of the surrounding area with the help of a K-9, a helicopter and a drone, but Gallardo was not located.
Gallardo is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has tattoos on both of his legs. He was last seen wearing jean shorts and a navy-blue Champion t-shirt.
The FBI and the East County Gang Task Force is the lead agency for the federal drug related case.