Young Family Busted with Methamphetamine in CA

Young Family Busted with Methamphetamine in CA

On Thursday, July 10, 2014, U.S. Border Patrol agents at the checkpoint along Interstate 8 of Pine Valley, California, encountered a 2010 Toyota Venza. The driver, a 32-year-old Mexican male citizen, was transporting his wife and three young children at the time.

Following a positive canine sniff, a search of the Venza led to the discovery of 2.21 pound of crystal methamphetamine concealed inside a black tote bag in the center console. The estimated street value of this find is $22,100.

Both the driver and his wife were taken into custody and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. They now face federal charges for the possession of a controlled substance. A Protective Services Officer from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services took custody of all three children. The U.S. Border Patrol seized the Toyota Venza.

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