30 Pounds of Meth Worth More Than $330k Found in 24-Year-Old's Car at Border Stop

Categories: Crime-iny

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Courtesy of the U.S. Border Patrol
More than $330,000 worth of meth was seized at the San Clemente border checkpoint Wednesday.

Was anyone out there expecting a delivery of 30 pounds of methamphetamine from a 24-year-old fellow who is a citizen of the United States? It's not coming, advises the U.S. Border Patrol.

As the driver of a 2007 Dodge Caliber was answering routine questions from a border agent at the checkpoint near San Clemente around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, one of the patrol's drug-sniffing dogs gave an alert, according to a statement from the agency.

Agents then searched the left rocker panel area of the Dodge and, upon removing the cover, found freezer bags filled with white crystals, the Border Patrol says.

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Courtesy of the U.S. Border Patrol
This is the area where meth was first discovered, according to the Border Patrol.

After interior panels on both sides of the car were removed, 23 bags with nearly 34 pounds of meth had been discovered, according to the Border Patrol, which estimated the street value at $330,900.

The meth and the driver, who was arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking and possession of a controlled substance, were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Sun King
Sun King

Good Going Guys'n Green!!

Laura Grayson
Laura Grayson

YAY! but unfortunately there is a demand for it so? :/

Lon Hall
Lon Hall

there goes my hopes for staying awake tonight. ;)

Samuel Baker
Samuel Baker

Heisenburg was behind it. Killing the competion.

Samuel Baker
Samuel Baker

Its okay. A half ton of it came in right behind it.

Cesar Basabilbaso
Cesar Basabilbaso

You would think they would plan a route that doesn't involve driving through a checkpoint. What can you expect from someone dealing with meth though? Loser....

Kelly Hughes Davis
Kelly Hughes Davis

Dumbasses shouldda ordered their meth from AMAZON! Their delivery service is awesome (if you're ok with slave labor).

Wendy De La Puente
Wendy De La Puente

People laugh and you bet people are dead over this failed delivery! ! Meth is a hell of a drug :(

Technofancy Eric
Technofancy Eric

Failed delivery means that guys family will be dead very soon. That's common practice when a delivery doesn't go through.

Kris Moore
Kris Moore

if ewe wood stop bending over 2 pick up the soap...MAYBE I would knot feel compelled 2 drive!!!...just saying

Ian Ray
Ian Ray

less weed more meth, you get stuff done faster

Ro Ar
Ro Ar

For goodness sake people, tweak is sooo grody.

Sasha McInnis
Sasha McInnis

Keep up the good work border patrol! Drugs r bad mmmmkay.

James Joshua
James Joshua

That saves a couple million teeth...#methmouth #arewedeadyet #whydoesntmydickworkanymorei

downtownbrown
downtownbrown

Know that he's raza even though they won't print it.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

A lot of lefties and libertarians say 'stop the drug war' and Mexico and the other not so pleasant countries to the south will calm down.


Well, there is no frigging way we are going to legalize meth. No way at all. And that seems to be where all the action is. The Mexicans have put the Anglo biker dudes out of business.

defender
defender

If he were a Mexican National, they just would have sent him back across the border (via first class air) and advised him not to do it again.  But before he was returned, he would have had a full medical and dental screening, received all necessary medical care, including foreseeable preventative care, provided food and new clothing and, of course, been provided  a financial stipend for support of his dependent children.  


But because he is a U.S. citizen, he will be transported to county jail, assigned a public defender, who will negotiate a prompt guilty plea (without ever looking into the facts of the case),thereby ensuring the suspect receives the maximum sentence allowable by law.  The public defender and prosecutor will then meet up for dinner and cocktails and joke about how stupid the suspect was for taking the deal.  


Welcome to America, at least if you were legally born here. 

paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

That represents about 2-5% of what has gotten in the US past inspections.

GETOUT
GETOUT

Wow..Your going to Put him in Jail? Now, Put the ones that are Breaking the Law coming over here ILLEGALLY in Jail too

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

@Mitchell_Young Why all the sudden posts by you after a months-long layoff? Mengele allowing Internet access again?

TotalKunt
TotalKunt

@Mitchell_Young Sorry to burst your bubble but amphetamine salts are available by prescription already as well as cross tops which are given to our military in combat. It is already legal.

buzzookaman
buzzookaman

@Mitchell_Young It's already legal and you can buy it in small amounts at any local pharmacy with or without a perscription.

Nohollow
Nohollow

Don't forget, the illegal will also be given the chance to squeeze out a few anchors at the local ER before being sent home with a promise to appear at a later date.

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