(Sweetgrass Mt) – U.S. Border patrol agents from the Sweetgrass Station apprehended four individuals and seized narcotics, a loaded firearm, cash and a vehicle on Sunday.
The incident occurred when agents observed two people walking near the border in Sweetgrass. Both people were quickly approaching a vehicle that was parked at a motel. Agents interviewed the pair and determined they were illegally present in the United States. Upon completion of that interview, Border Patrol agents conducted an immigration inspection on the occupants of the vehicle and determined they were also in the United States illegally. All four people were arrested and taken to the Sweetgrass Border Patrol station for further processing.
While performing a post-seizure inspection of the vehicle, a K-9 search was conducted. The k-9 alerted to the vehicle and a search of the vehicle revealed possible narcotics and drug paraphernalia. The substances tested positive for methamphetamine, cocaine and freebase cocaine. A loaded firearm as well as three magazines were also found during the post-seizure inspection of the vehicle. One person was in possession of than $12,0000, that money is being seized under Title 19.