Woman Found with 24 Pounds of Methamphetamine in CAPosted on June 10, 2014
On the morning of Thursday, June 10, 2014, U.S. Border Patrol agents at the I-5 checkpoint in San Clemente, California, referred a 2007 Ford F-150 for further inspection.
A positive canine sniff for the presence of narcotics led agents to search the vehicle. Fifteen bundles of methamphetamine were discovered concealed behind the backrest of the rear seat. This find weighed just over 24 pounds, with an estimated street value of $241,000.
As agents attempted to place the driver, a 41-year-old Mexican national female, into custody, the woman resisted by physically blocking the arresting agent with her 9-year-old daughter. Additional agents assisted in handcuffing the woman and safely removing her daughter from the scene.
San Diego Child Welfare Services took custody of the child, while the woman was handed over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Her vehicle and narcotics were seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.