A Los Angeles County man stopped by law enforcement Friday for allegedly driving over 100 miles an hour on a freeway in Palm Springs was placed under arrest after officers allegedly found 44 pounds of methamphetamine and a stolen gun in the car.
Sergio Peregrina, 62, of Bell Gardens was allegedly seen driving at high speed at about 1 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 10, east of Indian Canyon Drive, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Radford.
After stopping Peregrina’s 2016 Toyota Camry, officers found that he was driving on a suspended license and impounded the car. According to Radford, CHP officers later found 44 pounds of methamphetamine and a stolen, loaded handgun inside the Camry.
Peregrina was arrested on suspicion of transportation of drugs, possession of a stolen handgun and driving with a suspended license and was being held at the Riverside County jail in Indio on $1 million bail.
–City News Service
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