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Police: Man found with 2 pounds of meth in pants

  1. SmokeTwibz

    MODESTO, Calif. (KCRA) —Modesto police have arrested a man after he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration agents at the Modesto airport because of a "suspicious bulge in his clothing."

    Police say Homero Santamaria, 30, was arrested after he was caught carrying 40 ounces of methamphetamine and 3 ounces of cocaine in tight-fitting shorts.

    “That’s more methamphetamine than probably one person can consume in one day’s trip to Hawaii,” said Sgt. Steven Stanfield of the Modesto Police Department.

    Investigators said Santamaria booked a round-trip ticket to Hawaii to return 24 hours after he planned to leave Modesto.

    Police said they were called to the airport after a TSA agent conducted an initial pat down.

    Santamaria was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail.

    Police say it's the second time recently a suspect was caught with drugs trying to board a plane from the Modesto airport.

    Police believe the suspect thought he could get through security easier at the small facility, where only a handful of TSA agents are on duty at a given time. Police say the smaller airport size actually helps security screen passengers better.

    “This morning there probably wasn’t that many passengers. They have time to do a more thorough search and these TSA agents were on the ball,” Stanfield said.

    TSA agents could not comment on the incident.

    Kevin Oliver | Apr 06, 2013

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  1. killer_demo
    Haha only in Modesto. Meth is a huge problem in the central valley
  2. hojo82
    holy crap people are stupid. wow im aazed more and more everyday
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