SANTA ANA, Calif. — Oct 11, 2018, 12:33 AM ET

Mexican policeman held after meth found in car

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Southern California authorities have arrested a Mexican police officer they say had 50 pounds (22.7 kilograms) of methamphetamine in his car.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department says deputies stopped a car for vehicle code violations on Tuesday on the Interstate 5 freeway between Orange and San Diego counties.

The department says the driver seemed extremely nervous.

Authorities say 41-year-old Miguel Patron of Ensenada produced identification showing him wearing a badge and identifying him as a police officer.

When his car was searched, a drug-detecting dog located a hidden compartment. The Sheriff's Department says inside were packages of meth.

Patron was arrested and was being held on $200,000 bail. It wasn't clear whether he had an attorney.

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  • McDuff

    Wait a second, it is considered illegal for the police to possess meth in Mexico? Who knew.

  • Scott Gore

    No yayo? Talk about low rent.

  • Chuck Heston

    Build the wall.