PINE VALLEY (CNS) - U.S. Border Patrol agents staffing an East County freeway checkpoint over the weekend discovered a 28-pound stash of methamphetamine inside an SUV, the federal agency reported Monday.
The 1999 Jeep Cherokee entered the Interstate 8 inspection station in the Pine Valley area about 6:30 p.m. Saturday. During a cursory inspection of the vehicle, a service dog alerted officers to the presence of contraband.
A more intensive search uncovered the narcotic, which was wrapped in 25 bundles and concealed inside a rear seat cushion. The drug haul had an estimated street value of roughly $565,000.
The driver, a 41-year-old male Mexican national, was arrested and booked into the Metropolitan Correction Center in downtown San Diego. His name was not released.
The Border Patrol impounded the Jeep along with the methamphetamine.
Sunday marked day two of the government shutdown - and with the work week beginning Monday - thousands of employees may not go back to work.
Temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but will remain cooler than normal.
A motorcyclist was suspected of drunken driving after causing a late-night car crash in Pacific Beach, police said Sunday, and hours later, a second crash occurred in the intersection while police were still investigating.
The San Diego County Planning Commission voted 6-1 last week to recommend that the County’s Board of Supervisors approve the County’s revised Climate Action Plan, with some modifications.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.
Several dogs were taken into the custody of San Diego County and put down, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.