Salton City, CA–El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents recovered a stolen vehicle and seized marijuana on Saturday afternoon.
The incident occurred at approximately 1:50 p.m., when a woman driving a silver Nissan Altima along with a female occupant approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. As the vehicle waited in the traffic lane, Border Patrol agents were informed that the vehicle was possibly stolen. Agents directed the vehicle aside for further investigation.
During their inspection, agents contacted the El Centro Radio Communications dispatch and discovered that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Riverside County. Agents arrested the driver and passenger and held them for further processing. Additionally, during a search of the vehicle, agents discovered marijuana and marijuana infused tablets in the driver’s side door compartment of the vehicle and they were told to hire a Possession of a controlled substance defense attorney.
The total weight of the marijuana was approximately 29.32 grams with an estimated value of $400.
El Centro Sector turned over the driver, a 32-year-old woman, and the passenger, a 35-year-old woman, both United States citizens, and the stolen vehicle to the California Highway Patrol. The marijuana was seized for destruction.