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Woman With 4-Pound Bag Of Meth Arrested At San Onofre Checkpoint

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SAN CLEMENTE (AP) — A drug-sniffing dog has found a four-pound bag of methamphetamine hidden in the jacket of a woman during a Southern California Border Patrol checkpoint stop on Interstate 5.

The 50-year-old woman, a U.S. citizen, was aboard a shuttle van stopped Monday at the highway checkpoint in San Onofre, which is just south of San Clemente in northern San Diego County. She was turned over to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Department of Homeland Security tells the Los Angeles Times that the $70,000 worth of methamphetamine was wrapped in cellophane and duct tape.

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