Border Patrol agents intercept fentanyl pills, meth, and an illegal immigrant at checkpoint

Border Patrol agents intercept fentanyl pills, meth, and an illegal immigrant at checkpoint
Border Patrol agents find fentanyl pills, methamphetamine, and more in a truck at an I-8 checkpoint. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

YUMA, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Border Patrol agents pulled double duty after intercepting a truck containing $30,000 worth of fentanyl pills, personal use methamphetamine, and an illegal alien who had previously been deported.

Yuma Sector Canine Unit was called to the immigration checkpoint at Interstate 8 on Saturday, Mar. 13 for a secondary inspection of a Ford truck around 1 p.m.

Officials say a canine alerted them to the vehicle where a search revealed a backpack with fentanyl pills and a purse that had just over three grams of methamphetamine.

Agents also discovered that the truck’s passenger was illegally present in the United States.

The driver of the vehicle, a female U.S. citizen from Somerton, was arrested. Agents also arrested the illegal immigrant and seized the fentanyl, methamphetamine, truck, and other related evidence.

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