(Juvenile caught with meth)…It happened Tuesday morning.
At around 7:15 am Border Patrol agents apprehended an illegal alien in the Yuha Desert. During the arrest, agents noticed two backpacks hidden in a bush near where the illegal immigrant was originally found. The suspect denied ownership of the backpacks. A search of the backpacks resulted in the discovery of 31 plastic bags containing a crystal like substance. The illegal alien and the backpacks were transported to the El Centro Border Patrol Station. Agents conducted a criminal background check and a medical screening of the illegal alien. During that process the illegal recanted his stoy and told the agents the backpacks were, in fact, his. The substance in the plastic bags tested positive for methamphetamine. The narcotics weighed 29.9 pounds, with an estimated value of $67,275. The male juvenile, a Mexican National, and the Methamphetamine were turned over to the Imperial County Border Crime Suppression Team.