OVER $500,000 IN METHAMPHETAMINE, OXYCONTIN, AND FENTANYL FOUND IN CAR
A San Diego drug bust on January 16, 2020 yielded $553,225 in methamphetamine, Fentanyl, and 15,000 Oxycontin pills.
At noon Border Patrol agents patrolling northbound Interstate 15 initiated a vehicle stop on a maroon 2008 Honda Civic North of Highway 76. During the vehicle stop, a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the car.
After a thorough search of the vehicle, agents discovered a hidden compartment that held six bundles of methamphetamine, two bundles of Fentanyl, and two bundles of Oxycontin containing approximately 15,000 pills.
The drugs had a total weight of 22.33 pounds with an estimated street value of $553,225. The breakdown is 13.09 pounds of meth, 5.17 pounds of Fentanyl, and 4.07 pounds of Oxycotin.
The driver, a 54-year-old male, U.S. citizen was placed under arrest. The narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration and the vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.