Child was sitting in car seat with narcotics hidden inside: Border Patrol

MURRIETA, Calif. -- U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a woman with methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin inside her child's car seat and stroller in Murrieta earlier this month, authorities said Wednesday.

On the evening of June 12, agents on Interstate 15 stopped a 2015 Nissan Sentra driven by a 26-year-old U.S. citizen. Two women and three children were passengers inside the car.

As agents examined the outside of the car, a K-9 alerted them, prompting agents to search further. Agents found several packages of narcotics wrapped in cellophane and hidden inside one of the children's car seat and stroller. A child was sitting in the car seat at the time.

The 23 packages contained 32.1 pounds of methamphetamine, 2.31 pounds of cocaine and 4.55 pounds of heroin. Together, the drugs had a street value of $101,680.

The woman was arrested and taken to the Riverside County Sheriff's Office for investigation. The three children were released to the other passenger, their 32-year-old aunt, and the car was released to the driver.

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