Authorities keep close watch on southern California’s borders for possible smugglers on the run
San Diego deputies and officers from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration stepped up their patrols of the state’s borders on Thursday after authorities intercepted 12 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in three vehicles in the city’s Mission Valley neighborhood, the agency said.
Authorities said they learned of the discovery on Thursday afternoon at an off-duty officer’s home in Mission Valley. When deputies arrived and took the vehicles into custody, authorities discovered that the drugs had been packed in a car with several passengers, accordi바카라사이트ng to a statement issued Thursday by the California Highway Patrol.
Deputies were able to locate some of the passengers after searching each vehicle in Mission Valley. Four cars were towed by their operators while others were turned over to investigators.
In addition to the methamphetamine, authorities seized a wide variety of contraband including a backpack containing $1,600 cash and $15,000 in cash, some of which is believed to be tied to the distribution scheme, the statement said.
More recently, another vehicle with a stolen license plate and its occupants were recovered at a California Highway Patrol checkpoint Wednesday night and were expected to be turned over to investigators.
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A sheriff’s deputy spotted drug paraphernalia at the homes of a man and two women on Wednesday night and arrested them on suspicion of distribution, according to CHP spokesman Joe Garcia. The two were being held in lieu of $20,000 bail, the statement said.
The man, a 20-year-old Los Angeles man who had recently returned from Vietnam, has been charged with felony possession with intent to deliver more than 1.5 grams of an amphetamine, and the woman, a 29-year-old San Diego woman, is under suspicion of aggravated felony distribution of an amphetamine and conspiracy to distribute amphetamines, Garcia said.
The sheriff’s department began investigating after the discovery of methamphetamine in one of two vehicles with a stolen license plate found Wednesday night near the intersection of Van Ness Avenue and Mission Street in Mission Valley.
Anyone with information about the drugs is asked to call investigators at 760-799-2435 or the CHP’s anonymous tip line at 760