PINE VALLEY, Calif. (KGTV) - A woman was taken into custody in East San Diego County on suspicion of smuggling methamphetamine with her 6-year-old son in her car, U.S. Border Patrol Agents said Wednesday.
The arrest happened about 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Interstate 8 checkpoint in Pine Valley.
Agents pulled over the 25-year-old woman who was driving a 1999 Ford Expedition. A K-9 alerted agents to the SUV’s rear door, where they found 65 bundles of crystal meth in the rear spare tire, officials said.
The woman, a Mexican national, was arrested. Her son is now in the care of Child Protective Services.
Agents said the drugs had a street value of $179,352.