U.S. Border Patrol agents seized 25 pounds of methamphetamine early Friday morning.
The incident occurred at 5:00 a.m. Friday at the Highway 86 Checkpoint between Westmorland and Salton City. A 54-year old man , a U.S. citizen , approached the checkpoint driving a small SUV. A canine team alerted to the vehicle and the driver and SUV were referred to secondary inspection. Agents there discovered the methamphetamine hidden in the SUV. The man was arrested and turnied over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The meth has a street value of apparoximately $800,000.