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Border Patrol finds drugs hidden in child's car seat

Drugs hidden in car seat
Posted at 3:28 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 18:28:25-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A woman was arrested by Border Patrol agents after they reportedly discovered drugs hidden inside her child’s car seat and stroller.

Agents say they stopped a 2015 Nissan Sentra at an unspecified location along Interstate 15 on June 12 around 6:15 p.m.

The vehicle was driven by a 26-year-old male US citizen. Two women and three minor children were also in the vehicle.

After searching the vehicle using a K-9, agents found several packages of drugs wrapped in cellophane and hidden inside one of the children’s car seat and stroller.

Border Patrol says a child was sitting in the car seat when the drugs were found.

The 23 packages contained methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin valued at $101,680, the agency says. Agents later discovered that the drugs were hidden by one of the female passengers, a 26-year-old US citizen.

The woman was arrested and turned over to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office while the three minor children were released into the custody of their 32-year-old aunt.