LOGAN — Authorities are searching for a man under investigation for drug offenses who escaped from custody Wednesday night.

Logan Police Lt. Brad Franke said Osvaldo Miranda, 23, was last seen in the area of 1000 West and 200 North in Logan. Miranda was being transported to the Cache County Jail when he escaped from a police vehicle and fled on foot at approximately 10 p.m.

Franke said Miranda had been under investigation for distribution of heroin by the Cache-Rich Drug Task Force. Authorities initiated a traffic stop against Miranda on Wednesday and found him in possession of one-half pound of heroin, Franke said. 

Several agencies assisted Logan police in searching for Miranda, but Franke said after three hours authorities called off the search. Anyone with information on Miranda's whereabouts is asked to contact authorities.