SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 19-year-old Mexican citizen was behind bars in San Diego Thursday for allegedly smuggling nearly 25 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States in her car.
The woman drove into the U.S. Border Patrol's Pine Valley-area checkpoint on Interstate 8 in a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
After a service dog indicated the presence of contraband in the sedan, officers searched it and found the haul of illicit narcotics -- worth an estimated $498,000 in street sales -- wrapped in 23 packages that had been stashed under the front fenders, according to USBP officials.
The suspect, whose name was withheld, was placed in federal custody pending prosecution. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration seized her car along with the methamphetamine.
A man who was drunk when he drove off in an ambulance from Scripps Mercy Hospital with two patients inside was sentenced Thursday to four years in state prison.
Police in San Diego's Tierrasanta neighborhood were on the lookout Thursday for a man suspected of following a 12-year-old girl even after she confronted him and told him to stop.
The fight continues over how to dispose of the nuclear waste from the now shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant.
The CBS News 8 Crimefighters are helping authorities in a manhunt looking for Rosendo Castillo Gomez. If you have information call CrimeStoppers at (888) 580-TIPS. A reward is being offered for his arrest and remember you can make a tip and still remain anonymous.
Dinelson Lamet overpowered the Mets in his major league debut, New York's Rafael Montero labored on short notice and the San Diego Padres won 4-3 on a rainy Thursday night.
Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its anti-Islamophobia campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students.
The U.S. Postal Service honored the oldest living Pearl Harbor survivor. On Thursday dozens gathered in Poway to celebrate Ray Chavez who turned 105-years old in March. The special birthday bash included a cake and toasts from local leaders.
New video gives a first look at a violent standoff between San Diego Police and a domestic violence suspect.