(Over 41 pounds of meth seized)…It happened during a recent traffic stop.
Border Patrol agents made the traffic stop on Interstate 8, near Campo. Agents questioned the driver and conducted an interior search of the Dodge. A Border Patrol K-9 team searched the outside of the vehicle. The team alerted to the vehicle. A more detailed search resulted in the discovery of 37 bundles of methamphetamine hidden in the gas tank. The bundles weighed 41.30 pounds with an estimated street value of $92,925. The driver, a 28 year old US citizen, was placed under arrest and charged with possession and intent to distribute. The narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The vehicle was seized by the Border Patrol.