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Almost $300,000 of meth seized

(Meth found in a cooler)….The cooler was in a vehicle.

Border Patrol agents working the Checkpoint on Highway 86 say the Buick Regal drove up to the checkpoint at around 9:30 Thursday morning. It was driven by a 49-year-old woman. A k-9 detector team alerted to the vehicle and it was referred for further inspection. During the inspection agents found six vacuum-sealed packages of methamphetamine hidden in the liner of the cooler. The meth had a combined weight of 15.5 pounds, with a street value of $297,600. The driver, a US citizen, was arrested. She, the narcotics and the vehicle were all turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.