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Missing Child Located During Vehicle Stop

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Blythe, Calif. - Border Patrol agents located a juvenile reported missing in Phoenix following a vehicle stop on Interstate 10 near Blythe on Tuesday.

At about 7:30 a.m., Border Patrol agents stopped a vehicle on Interstate 10 near the Neighbours Boulevard exit. During the stop, a Border Patrol canine team alerted to the vehicle and agents found one gram of marijuana inside the car.

Border Patrol agents ran records checks on the driver and passenger, and discovered that both were juveniles and U.S. citizens. The passenger, 17, was also reported as a missing person out of Phoenix.

The Phoenix Police Department was notified that the juvenile had been located. The juvenile's parents were also notified that their son had been found. Border Patrol agents turned the juvenile over to the Riverside County Child Protective Services where he was later reunited with his parents.

The driver was cited for possession of marijuana by a California Highway Patrol Officer and was released.

To report suspicious activity, contact the Yuma Sector Border Patrol's toll free telephone number at 1-866-999-8727.

Last Modified: February 3, 2021