BLYTHE – Border Patrol agents in Blythe stopped a 2016 Hyundai for an immigration inspection early Wednesday and during the subsequent search located a small amount of marijuana wax, drug paraphernalia, a loaded firearm, and a Ziploc bag containing $70,000, according to a press release.
Agents stopped the vehicle at approximately 8 a.m. in the vicinity of Lovekin Boulevard and Rice Street. After questioning the driver, later identified as a 21-year-old U.S. citizen, agents obtained assistance from a Riverside County Sheriff’s canine unit to search the vehicle, the press release stated.
Agents arrested the driver on suspicion of carrying a loaded firearm and other infractions. The vehicle and contraband are being processed in accordance with Yuma Sector guidelines.