California Border Patrol Finds 27 Pounds Of Meth In Booster Seat

California Border Patrol Finds 27 Pounds Of Meth In Booster Seat

Authored by Jill McLaughlin via The Epoch Times,

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents in Murrieta, California, arrested the driver of a car carrying 27 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in child booster seats, authorities announced June 17.

Border Patrol K9 team alert agents to children booster seats, and with further inspection agents found several packages of methamphetamine in Murrieta, Calif., on June 20, 2022. (Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

The suspect, a U.S. citizen, was driving on Interstate 15, north of a Border Patrol station, on June 15.

“Drug smugglers will use any means necessary to get their poison onto our streets. Nothing is sacred to them, not even family,” Aaron M. Heitke, Chief Patrol Agent at the San Diego Sector said in a release.

A man was driving with his wife and four of their children when agents stopped the car. A K9 team was dispatched and located the narcotics in three booster seats inside the car. Several packages were found containing methamphetamine, U.S. Border Patrol reported.

The estimated street value is $60,000, agents said.

Agents turned the driver over to the Inland Crackdown Allied Taskforce for prosecution. The vehicle was seized by Border Patrol. The four children and their mother were released.

Tyler Durden
Wed, 06/22/2022 – 23:25

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Florida Truck Driver Charged With Crashing Rig While Smoking Meth

Florida Truck Driver Charged With Crashing Rig While Smoking Meth

By Mark Solomon of FreightWaves

This isn’t a happy Memorial Day weekend for Florida truck driver Michael Calvo.

The Cape Coral driver admitted to having smoked meth before he crashed into the back of a Publix shopping center Thursday afternoon in Haines City near Lakeland, according to reports that cited the Haines City Police Department.

According to police, Calvo, 51, was making a delivery in the back of the shopping center when his truck tore an awning off the building and hit an unoccupied pickup truck, pushing it for about 200 feet. Both vehicles were totaled, reports said.

After the wreck, an officer reportedly approached Calvo and asked if he needed medical assistance. Calvo told him that he thought he was being “pranked” by a television show and resisted exiting the tractor, reports said, citing police information. 

After a few minutes, the officer was able to remove Calvo from the truck and asked him what caused his truck to crash, whether he had fallen asleep, been drinking or was experiencing a medical emergency, according to published reports.

“I was smoking my meth pipe,” Calvo said, according to police information cited in the reports.

Calvo was arrested and faces charges of possession of methamphetamine, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest without violence and possession of narcotics paraphernalia, according to reports.

Tyler Durden
Tue, 05/31/2022 – 22:20

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