$400,000 of cocaine and heroin found by border agents during traffic stop in Temecula


U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the arrest of 36-year-old man after they say they found 40 pounds of drugs in a vehicle he was driving.

Raymond Steven Gonzalez was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of possession of drugs for sale, transportation of controlled substances in excess of 20 pounds and possession of cocaine, reports the Press Enterprise.

Two agents spotted a Ford Expedition swerving in and out of lanes erratically on the northbound I 15 about 11:15 am. The suspect exited onto Highway 79, where officers pulled him over.

A K-9 was brought in and signaled that drugs were present. A search of the vehicle turned up 14 bundles of cocaine and two bundles of black tar heroin, altogether weighing nearly 40 pounds.

Officials say that the estimated street value of the drugs was $400,700.