(51 pounds of Meth seized. One arrested)….The suspect was arrested by Border Patrol agents Wednesday morning.
The agents were working the Highway 86 checkpoint. At around 9:00 am they encountered the 23-year-old driver of a 2008 Dodge Avenger. A canine detection team alerted to the vehicle and it was referred to the secondary inspection area. During the intensive search, agents discovered 37 packages of methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle’s rocker panels. The packages of meth had a combined weight of 51.2 pounds, with an estimated street value of $512,000. The 23 year old, a US citizen, the vehicle and the narcotics were all turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.