A woman tried to smuggle $200,000 worth of methamphetamine into California by hiding the drugs among her groceries, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said today.
The unidentified 37-year-old driver was stopped about 9 a.m. Wednesday at the checkpoint northwest of Westmorland, at the intersection of highways 78 and 86.
The mini-van driver had a valid immigration document, but agents inspected her car, according to a news release from the Border Patrol.
They found about six pounds of methamphetamine, at least some of which was inside a cereal box.
The driver, the drugs and the vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.