$214,000 in meth seized near Salton Sea

SALTON CITY, Calif. - Boder Patrol agents near the Salton Sea seized 6.7 pounds of methamphetamine Thursday after they discovered the drug tucked away under the rear seat of a Chevy Silverado.

The suspect, an unnamed man, was trying to pass through the Highway 86 checkpoint when a drug dog sniffed out his truck for inspection. During a search of the vehicle, authorities found a black package of methamphetamine concealed "within a non-factory battery compartment" beneath the rear passenger seat.

Border Patrol estimated the street value of the drugs to be over $214,000. 

The suspect, a United States Citizen, was arrested and turned over tho the Drug Enforcement agency along with the truck and drugs.

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