Lukeville, Ariz. - A 24-year-old woman from Blaire, Okla., traveling with her two minor children, was arrested Saturday for allegedly attempting to smuggle marijuana and heroin into the United States through the Lukeville Port.
Customs and Border Protection officers referred Stephanie Schrider for a secondary inspection of her Chevy truck when she attempted to enter the United States. A physical search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of marijuana packages (approximately 83 pounds) concealed throughout the truck and two packages of heroin (almost five pounds).
Officers seized the drugs, with a combined value of almost $105,000, and truck. Schrider was arrested and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations. Her children were released to a family member without further incident.
Individuals arrested may be charged by complaint, the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity, which raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.