BLYTHE, Calif. - A 31-year-old woman was arrested after Blythe Station Border Patrol agents found nearly 90 pounds of meth in her vehicle on Highway 78 Wednesday afternoon.
Agents referred the woman, a U.S. citizen who was traveling with two children, to a secondary inspection of her 2006 Honda Pilot.
A narcotics-detection canine alerted the agents conducting the search and found 83 packages of meth, worth more than $267,000 hidden under the vehicle’s rear seat.
Border Patrol agents seized the vehicle and drugs after arresting the woman for narcotics smuggling. Agents turned the case over to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Imperial County office who arrived on seen with a Child Protective Services representative.
The two children were turned over to CPS and DEA took custody of the methamphetamine, vehicle and driver.