MURRIETA, Calif. – Border Patrol agents stopped a vehicle traveling on the 15 freeway in the Murrieta area and found over $100,000 worth of drugs concealed in the vehicle.
On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at around 6:15 p.m., border patrol agents stopped a 2015 Nissan Sentra. Inside the vehicle was a 26-year-old U.S. Citizen female driver, two other women, and three children. All occupants were questioned and an exterior examination was done. The Border Patrol K-9 assisted and alerted to possible drugs being located. The alert led to a more in-depth search where they located several packages of narcotics wrapped in cellophane and hidden inside a child’s car seat and stroller.
While driving, a child had been sitting in the car seat that the drugs were found in. In all, 23 packages which contained methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin were seized. The meth weighed 32.1 pounds, the cocaine weighed 2.31 pounds, and the heroin weighed 4.55 pounds. The narcotics had a combined street value of $101,680.
Further questioning revealed that one of the passengers, a 26-year-old female U.S. Citizen was responsible for concealing the drugs. She was arrested and turned over to the Riverside County Sheriff’s office for further investigation. The vehicle was released to the driver, the three minor children were released to the custody of the other passenger, their 32-year-old aunt, also a U.S. Citizen.
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