Suspiciously Friendly California Man Caught Trying to Cross Mexican Border with Meth Strapped to His Body

Suspiciously Friendly California Man Caught Trying to Cross Mexican Border with Meth Strapped to His BodyImage via Wikimedia Commons

Never be too friendly to anyone while transporting drugs.

Jerry Holwuttle was caught trying walk into California from Mexico at the Otay Mesa Point of Entry with 2.65 pounds of meth taped to his body. A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer asked Holwuttle, who lives outside of San Diego, if he was carrying anything. The 58-year-old replied "no," but the Customs and Border Patrol officer was suspicious of his friendly disposition and loose jacket.

 A hard package was discovered during a search, which led to the discovery of four more. The packages all tested positive for "characteristics of methamphetamine." Holwuttle was arrested, charged with felony drug importation and taken to San Diego's Metropolitan Correctional Center.

[via The Smoking Gun]

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