SALTON CITY, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents found methamphetamine hidden inside the tire of a car.
Agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint near the Salton Sea say the driver, a U.S. citizen, came to the inspection site where he caught the attention of a K-9 officer.
Agents were able to find nine packages of meth inside the spare tire of the car.
The drugs have an estimated street value of about $81,000, according to agents.
The man and drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for investigation.