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Salton Sea - $81k Meth Seized


Last updated 4/21/2016 at 9:04am

$81,000 worth of meth hidden inside a car's spare tire was found by Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint near the Salton Sea Wednesday April 20.

A 36-year-old man driving a 2002 white Ford Explorer approached the checkpoint where a drugs dog alerted to the car. Following a further intensive search, packages of meth with a combined weight of nine pounds and an estimated value of $81,000, were seized according to officials.

The man, a U.S. citizen, the car, and the drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

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