Woman Nabbed In Freeway Meth Bust

The woman and the narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A drug bust just south of Wildomar resulted in the seizure of 35 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated street value of $705,400, the U.S. Border Patrol is reporting.

The seizure came Feb. 17 near where the 15 and 215 freeways split, the news release stated.

Border Patrol agents stopped “a 28-year-old female Mexican national driver of a white 2006 Ford Fusion” at the split, according to the release. During the stop, a K-9 team alerted agents to the illicit drug hidden inside the vehicle’s rocker panels, the release stated.

The woman and the narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation; Border Patrol seized the car. 

The bust follows two recent alleged meth seizures by Border Patrol in the area. On Feb. 13, agents seized 56 pounds of the narcotic worth an estimated street value of $1,120,000 at the Temecula checkpoint.

On Jan. 12, agents seized more than 30 pounds of methamphetamine at the Interstate 15 checkpoint.

Marshall February 23, 2012 at 03:29 PM
More drugs and evidence society is collapsing!
Diana February 23, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Great job Border Patrol Agents...................thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
Ken Mayes February 23, 2012 at 06:17 PM
I guess Murrieta no longer exist.
andy February 25, 2012 at 03:51 PM
I bet cars transporting Meth use this highway every day. I'm glad they caught this one, but I'm sure too many get through. Meth as been a plague on our communities since the eighties. We need tougher penalties for users and dealers of Meth. At the same time we need to legalize and tax pot which is basically harmless.


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