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Downed drone near Arizona border had 2 packages of meth

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Posted at 10:43 AM, May 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-10 13:43:02-04

SAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol officials say an agent at the Yuma Station has recovered a downed drone containing two packages of methamphetamine.

They say agents reported a downed drone near the New Canal on the west side of San Luis, Arizona.

Along with the drone were two packages of a white powdery substance later determined to be meth.

Border Patrol officials say the total weight of the narcotics was 727 grams with an estimated street value of $3,200.

They say the direction of the drone indicates that it had come from Mexico.

Agents transported the methamphetamine and the drone to the Yuma Border Patrol Station.

The narcotics were turned over to the San Luis Police Department.