$214,000 in meth seized near Salton Sea


meth-3SALTON CITY, Calif. –Border Patrol agents near the Salton Sea seized 6.7 pounds of methamphetamine Thursday after they discovered the drug tucked away under the rear seat of a Chevy Silverado.


meth-2 The suspect, an unnamed man, was trying to pass through the Highway 86 checkpoint when a drug dog sniffed out his truck for inspection. During a search of the vehicle, authorities found a black package of methamphetamine concealed “within a non-factory battery compartment” beneath the rear passenger seat.

Border Patrol estimated the street value of the drugs to be over $214,000.

The suspect, a United States citizen, was arrested and turned over to the Drug Enforcement agency along with the truck and drugs.