Border Patrol finds 2 pounds of meth in stuffed toy dog

By Ben Hooper  |  Oct. 22, 2017 at 1:55 PM
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Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Border Patrol agents in California said a stuffed toy dog was found to be filled with nearly 2 pounds of meth after its odor attracted the attention of a real canine.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said agents at the Blythe Station immigration checkpoint referred two U.S. citizens and their Dodge Charger for a secondary inspection after a Border Patrol canine indicated the presence of narcotics.

Agents searched the vehicle and found five packages of methamphetamine inside of a stuffed toy dog and three small bags of the drug in the passenger's purse. The meth, totaling just under 2 pounds, had an estimated street value of $6,000.

"The subjects, drugs and vehicle were processed in accordance with Yuma Sector guidelines," CBP said.

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