A cooler filled with plastic bags of what seemed to be brightly colored ice pops didn’t slip past a Border Patrol dog Sunday at a California checkpoint, the agency says.
The dog alerted agents to an odor coming from a Toyota Corolla containing the cooler at the Blythe, California, checkpoint on Highway 78, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection release says.
Agents searched the car and found 9.21 pounds of methamphetamine disguised as ice pops in the cooler, the release says. The drugs had a street value of $20,000-plus.
Agents arrested a 38-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, according to the release. One is a U.S. citizen and the other a legal permanent resident. The agency did not release their names.