By SDCN Editor
Dulzura, CA–San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents at the State Route 94 checkpoint arrested a man with possession of illegal narcotics, and a concealed loaded 9mm pistol on July 19 in Dulzura.
The incident occurred at about 7:35 a.m. when a white 1998 Chevrolet Silverado approached the checkpoint. Agents questioned the man, then referred the vehicle to secondary inspection for further investigation. Once there, agents began questioning the driver, and immediately noticed a switchblade knife, no key in the ignition, and multiple wires hanging underneath the steering wheel.
Agents ordered the driver to exit the vehicle and searched the driver for additional weapons. During the pat down an agent found a plastic container lid stuck to the driver’s stomach. The driver confessed to the substance on the lid was heroin.
With a further search, agents discovered crystal methamphetamine hidden in the ashtray, marijuana buried under the driver’s seat, and a loaded semi-automatic 9mm handgun which was concealed inside a cloth bag that was attached to the frame of the vehicle.
The man, a 37-year-old United States citizen, was placed under arrest. A total of 2.45 grams of methamphetamine, 120 grams of marijuana, and 50.41 grams of heroin were seized. U.S. Border Patrol turned over the man, narcotics, and firearm to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.