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Mexican Police Officer Arrested in Orange County with 50 pounds of Meth

October 15, 2018

Anna Saltarelli

Authorities have arrested a Mexican police officer in Santa Ana, CA, that was in possession of 50 pounds of methamphetamine in his car. Miguel Patron, a 41-year-old police officer from Ensenada, was stopped for traffic violations on Tuesday on the 5 freeway between Orange and San Diego counties.

Police say the driver seemed very nervous. Patron showed identification that appeared to identify him as a Mexican police officer. Later during the traffic stop, a drug detecting dog located a hidden compartment in the car during a search. Police were then able to find the packages of meth.  For more information on drug possession please click here.

Patron was arrested and is being held on $200,000 bail.


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