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Yuma Sector Border Patrol Seizes Fentanyl and Methamphetamine at Checkpoint

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station arrested a United States citizen at the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint after discovering methamphetamine and fentanyl hidden in her vehicle Wednesday afternoon.

At approximately 1:10 p.m., Wellton Station agents referred the driver of a Jeep Laredo to the secondary inspection area after a canine alerted to the vehicle. While in secondary, agents discovered approximately 25 packages of a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. The packages had a combined weight of over 25 pounds, which has an estimated street value of nearly $64,000. Agents also located an additional package of over a pound of fentanyl pills, which has an estimated street value of nearly $14,000.

Agents arrested the 26-year-old female driver, from Yuma, and seized the drugs and vehicle.

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