Canine’s Alert Stops Meth, Heroin, THC at I-8 Checkpoint
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint east of Yuma arrested a male U.S. citizen after finding more than 30 pounds of methamphetamine, three pounds of heroin and over two pounds of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) extract in a Dodge pickup Wednesday.
After a Border Patrol canine alerted to the truck, agents found the drugs in a spare tire and under the seats. The drugs’ combined value is estimated to be in excess of $327,000.
Agents seized the drugs and vehicle for processing in accordance with Yuma Sector guidelines.