(KGTV) - Border patrol agents in Indio located nearly $40,000 worth of meth hidden in a spare tire Monday night.
U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped a 2011 Jeep Patriot near Dillion Road and Highway 86 in Indio at about 11:30 p.m. The vehicle was occupied by two women and a minor child, according to agents.
As the driver was being interviewed, a K-9 officer alerted agents to the vehicle's undercarriage. Agents searched the vehicle's spare tire and located 10 packages, which later tested positive for methamphetamine.
The packages weighed a combined 11.4 pounds, estimated to be worth $39,900.
The two women and minor, vehicle, and narcotics were taken into custody by the Riverside County Sheriff's Office for investigation.