Photo: An example of 140 pounds of meth, about twice what Corona had
Fallbrook – A 64-year-old Chula Vista man was arrested at a Fallbrook park-and-ride after sheriff’s deputies discovered 67 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a car he was driving.
Roberto Corona, 64, was arrested on charges of possession of narcotics for sale and transportation of narcotics for sale and was booked into the Vista Detention Facility.
According to the San Diego County’s Sheriff’s Department, deputies made the arrest at a Fallbrook park-and-ride facility near Interstate 15 and Highway 76 on May 4 in an area known to be a transportation corridor for drugs smuggled north from Mexico.
During a consensual conversation with Corona, deputies became suspicious of his story and the vehicle he was driving and conducted a ‘drug sniff’ of the vehicle with a Sheriff’s K9.
During a subsequent search of the vehicle, deputies discovered hidden compartments in the vehicle’s front bumper, rear bumper, and gas tank. A total of 57 packages of suspected narcotics were found weighing a total of 67 pounds.