Traffic Stop Results in Controlled Substance Arrest

Traffic Stop Results in Controlled Substance Arrest
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Originally Published by El Centro Police Department

“Date: April 21, 2023
Incident: Narcotics Seizure
Location: 2400 Block of S 4th Street

El Centro – On Wednesday, April 19, officers from the El Centro Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a burgundy-colored Chevrolet SUV near the 2400 block of South 4th Street in El Centro.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Evangelina Garcia Meza. During the traffic stop, a drug detection canine was used, which resulted in officers locating approximately 17 pounds of fentanyl in the form of counterfeit Oxycodone pills.

Meza was arrested for transportation of a controlled substance and subsequently booked into the Imperial County Jail.

Please direct any questions or comments to James Thompson, Lieutenant, El Centro Police Department, at (760)  352-2111 or email “

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