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Border Patrol agents find nearly $40K in meth hidden in spare tire

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Posted at 4:41 PM, Nov 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 19:41:54-05

(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.