8.8 Pounds of Methamphetamine Seized in Salton City, CA

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 21-year-old woman was stopped by Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint in the El Centro Sector of Salton City, California.

Her 2000 Mitsubishi Montero was searched following a canine alert. Nine packages of methamphetamine, weighing 8.8 pounds, were discovered inside a hidden compartment beneath the floorboard behind the SUV’s backseat.

The street value of this find is estimated to be $57,000.  The female driver, the methamphetamine, and the Mitsubishi were all turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for the purpose of further investigation.

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