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Border Patrol arrests teen in possession of fentanyl and firearm

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U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint seizes loaded .38 Special handgun and more than three-quarters of a pound of fentanyl with an estimated value of $24,096.
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U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint seizes loaded .38 Special handgun and more than three-quarters of a pound of fentanyl with an estimated value of $24,096.

SALTON CITY, Calif. (KYMA, KSWT, KECY) - Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a teenager with fentanyl and a loaded gun in his car.

It happened Thursday evening, when an 18-year-old male driving a Volkswagen attempted to pass through inspection.

A canine detection team alerted agents to his car, and agents then sent the teen to secondary inspection.

There, agents discovered a package hidden on the teen, later determined to be fentanyl.

The three-quarters of a pound of the illegal drug has an estimated value of nearly 25 thousand dollars.

Agents also recovered a loaded .38 Special revolver handgun from the vehicle.

The teen and his belongings were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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