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Blythe agents seize meth concealed in stuffed toy

October 23, 2017

BLYTHE, Calif – On Friday, October 20, Border Patrol agents arrested two U.S. citizens Wednesday after finding nearly 2 pounds of methamphetamine in a stuffed toy dog during a search of their vehicle at the immigration checkpoint on Highway 78 near Blythe, California.

Blythe Station agents referred the driver of a Dodge Charger for a secondary inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect. Agents subsequently found five packages of meth inside the toy, as well as three small bags of meth in the passenger’s purse. Combined, the drugs were worth almost $6,000.

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