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Man transporting 25 lbs. of cocaine and meth arrested near Fallbrook by Border Patrol agents


Friday, July 11th, 2014
Issue 28, Volume 18.
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FALLBROOK - A 37-year-old Mexican man was arrested after Border Patrol agents found nearly 25 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine in his car during a traffic stop on Interstate 15, Border Patrol officials said today.

Agents patrolling a stretch of the interstate near Fallbrook around 2 p.m. Thursday stopped the suspect's red 2003 Dodge Neon, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Paul Carr said.

A drug-sniffing dog tipped agents off and they subsequently found 10 bundles hidden in the lining of the back seat -- five filled with cocaine and the others with methamphetamine, Carr said. The drugs were estimated to be worth more than $285,000.

The driver was taken into custody and the drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, Carr said. He is expected to face federal charges of drug trafficking and possession of a controlled substance.

The Border Patrol seized the car, Carr said. The driver's name was not immediately available.


 

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Comment #1 | Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 at 1:26 pm
What a true patriot! He's just here doing the job Americans wont do!! -Sarc off.
Or, "What difference at this point does it make?!!" LOL.
Or, just sue him for just doing his job, a job that republicans refuse to do.
Comment Profile ImageDave
Comment #2 | Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 at 7:45 pm
I live in Fallbrook. It's a frustrating awareness that this trafficking is under our very noses. Kudos to the BP for nabbing this guy and points to the Valley press for reporting that he's a Mexican national. Every nation has its criminals and we have enough of our own with which to deal, let alone taking care of the ones coming from our neighbors next door.
A tighter border policy might help. With our current administration in DC, we'll never know.
Comment Profile ImagePTA mom
Comment #3 | Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 12:07 am
Why do y'all got to say it like that, "a Mexican." I'm Caucasian but this does not look so good to me.
Comment Profile ImageTrent
Comment #4 | Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 11:37 am
...and then released, since we have a new kinder and compassionate Federal policy regarding our Southern friends.
Comment Profile ImageGuester11
Comment #5 | Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 8:45 pm
Since when is it mean or cruel to say someone...who IS a Mexican National....is MEXICAN????? Good Lord the PC is killing this nation. The truth of the matter is that these Mexican cartels ARE sneaking drugs, prostitutes, and gang members into the US in droves. Now, we can ignore it and paint it as some pilgrimage to freedom by an oppressed people; or we can call it what it is: Illegal. There are laws in place for legal immigration and, despite the fact that neither the Dems or the GOP have had the gnads to enforce those laws, it doesn't make it okay for these people to sneak over here and stay forever. If our immigration laws are just too complicated or they take too long: don't come. US citizens who are prisoners in jail wait for years to get in front of a judge and that's "just the way our legal system works." If we're all expected to live by the rules of our own country, why should illegals get to jump to the front of the line?
Comment Profile Imagegrunt
Comment #6 | Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 9:00 pm
@PTA mom, what would you prefer, if not "a Mexican"? We are inundated almost daily about how wonderful "diversity" (read Mexican) is to our lives culture and economy; An awful lot of our drug crimes come from Mexico and Mexicans. Pure fact, sorry it does not look good to you (I am sure the current Political Powers are agreeing with you).
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Comment #7 | Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 11:08 am
Forget the drugs, prostitutes, child prostitutes, money, and illegal aliens crossing the border every day. What we all really need to worry about are all the rafts and vehicles, small planes, and people on foot carrying rocket propelled grenades (RPG's), shoulder-fired surface to air missiles, bomb making materials (including dirty bombs) and all the illegal alien terrorists crossing and now just waiting for the orders to make stuff happen. Illegal alien humanitarian crisis? Bahhhh! What a joke.
Comment Profile ImageNorth County Local
Comment #8 | Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 11:35 am
Be what it may be, those drugs that were seized were heading straight into the hands of mostly younger people. Yes, a lot of them are white. Cocaine is not cheap, and white people are more likely to have that kind of spending money. The sad truth is that large groups of people, all ages, seek these drugs because they suit they're "party" lifestyles. When partying becomes less popular, so will the drugs. But good luck with that. As long as liquor continues to be easily accesible, the demand for these kind of powerful drugs will not decrease. I hate that they blame Marijuana for leading newbies to the harder stuff, when in reality it is alcohol that has so many victims. And federally, alcohol brings in tons of money. Both, for the sales and the disciplinary actions/fines that come from alcohol consumption. It is very easy to be arrested for driving under the influence nowadays. Federally, you can't even have a single drop of alcohol in your system. They have federal right to arrest you on the spot. Anyway, cocaine can be found at every party. Methamphetamine can be found almost anywhere if you just pay more attention to people's behavior.
Comment Profile ImageSAR
Comment #9 | Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm
Cut off the demand, the supply will dry up.
Comment Profile ImageReality Checker
Comment #10 | Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 11:18 am
#8, what law are you citing that -quote " "They" have a right to arrest you on the spot" ".

Who are "They"? Who can arrest you on the spot? And what law are you citing that "Federally, you cant even have a single drop of alcohol in your system." ?

What do you mean by the term "federally"?
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Comment #11 | Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 12:37 pm
Federal law says the tolerance for alcohol consumption while operating any vehicle is ZERO. however, state laws differ, for example here in California it is .08 Blood alcohol level. If you have so much as .01, the officer may arrest you under federal law, and you would have to settle this through the court after being detained under the charge of operating a vehicle under the influence. I learned this first hand. And I met others who's incident wasn't much different.
Comment Profile Imagegrunt
Comment #12 | Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 3:28 pm
There is NO Federal law on DUI.here is a discussion by federal officals to TRY to force the states to lower the BAC to .01 by withholding federal highway funds from those that do not. If the Fed's had a DUI law, then CAMPEN would have to go with that - they do not; Federal lands enforce the local (state or host government) laws.
Comment Profile ImageSAR
Comment #13 | Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 10:46 am
To Village News:

Maybe you should do a story on the legalities of drinking and driving. Then, the comments here would be appropriate.
Comment Profile ImageReality Checker
Comment #14 | Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 12:14 pm
#11: Again you say Federal Law says.... Which Federal law? Can you cite the Title, Code, Part, Subpart, Section, Paragraph or are you just saying/repeating what you think you know or heard? Where is it in the Federal Register?
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Comment #15 | Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 2:58 pm
If i was a lawyer, i'd tell you whatever you wanted to hear, pal. Have some drinks, then go drive. Maybe you'll find out. Just kidding. Google it

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