A Bakersfield man was indicted Thursday after allegedly trying to sell 5 pounds of methamphetamine to a government informant.

Edwin Rigoberto Mayorga-Fajardo, 42, tried to sell the drug on April 8, according to court records. When officers attempted to arrest Mayorga-Fajardo he drove off and a chase ensued.

While fleeing, officers said they saw him throwing packages of meth from the vehicle, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of California.

When Mayorga-Fajardo was stopped, about 4 pounds of meth were recovered.

He was jailed on suspicion of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

If convicted, Mayorga-Fajardo faces a maximum sentence of up to life in prison and a $10 million fine.