SAN JOSE (KCBS) – A woman in Santa Clara County was arrested after nearly 40 pounds of methamphetamine was found hidden in her car, authorities said Tuesday.

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Sgt. Rick Sung said a number of the agency’s meth drug enforcement detectives conducted a traffic stop on a PT Cruiser on Highway 152 near Highway 101 last Friday night.

“The detectives were able to locate approximately 39 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in various compartments within the vehicle,” Sung said. “Inside the dash, inside the blinker housing units and in the wheel wells.”

He said the drugs carry a street value estimated at $430,000.

Authorities arrested the driver, a 54-year-old woman from Tijuana, Mexico. She has been booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on suspicion of possession and transportation of methamphetamine along with importing a controlled substance into the state.

She was remained held Tuesday without bail.

Special agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Santa Clara police K-9 unit assisted detectives with the search.

An investigation revealed that the woman entered the state through the Otay Mesa service port on Friday, allegedly to sell the drugs in San Jose, officials said.

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Comments (9)
  1. Kimberly Fielding says:

    All i have to say is thank God it’s off the street!

    1. JumpinJackFlash says:


  2. Zack Debarco says:

    I am certain she was heading for that wonderful sanctuary city, SF!!!!!

  3. Mary Hart says:

    Does this “person” have a name? In the country legally? Is there an immigration hold? Typical reporting for this socialist, gubmint controlled rag.

  4. Brian Kavka says:

    Mary, Mary, Mary.
    Why do you bring up legality / immigration?
    I assume you read the name and thought to yourself “She must be illegal!”
    My last name is Kavka (Yugoslavian heritage).
    Do you assume I’m here illegally? Or is it only Spanish names that offend you?
    If you think kcbs is a socialist government rag, why do you read it?
    Since you brought up socialist, let’s look at the repub policies, take from the middle class and redistribute to the wealthy. You must be wealthy and love the riches coming your way. Why else would you vote repub?

  5. Mary's pal says:

    Brian, Brian, Brian.
    Read the story, the woman is from Tijuana, Mexico.

  6. Burton Gunther says:

    @Mary’s pal….
    Does the story state her legality?
    Brian wrote that he is of Yugoslavian heritage, is he illegal?
    I’m from Stuttgart Germany and currently live in Orinda. Want to take a guess at my legality?
    I’m your worse dream. I’m now a rich immigrant living in affluent Orinda and I’m a Democrat. (I came here with very little of my foreign money).
    I created my wealth with hard work and america’s obsession with military spending. Yes Mary’s Pal, america’s obsession with military spending is really creating wealth among foreign investors. And you thought america’s military spending was only creating American wealth.

    Why do you hide behind a fake name?

  7. curious says:

    Thank you Mary. Sadley, she is most likely a ‘mule”. Either way good questions. You, like me are most likely. A local, native who has watched over the years the take over of political correctness of the illigal situation rather than the legal, reality and costs to our state.

  8. Fred says:

    Maybe she will talk. 40 Pounds! Put her away for 30 years then toss her back over boarder. IF she was illegal of course. the story does not say she was just heavily implied it. SAY IT ! TELL TELL THE STORY!,.
    Does anybody else realize how horrible the news is now?
    Where is the picture? You are supposed to show the person holding the drugs with all cops smiling around her.

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