By Eric Heinz
Ulises Garciasosa, 32, was arrested on Nov. 21 after U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered 93.7 pounds of methamphetamine and 15.6 pounds of cocaine in his vehicle at a gas station on the 2300 block of S. El Camino Real. Garciasosa pleaded not guilty to the charges on Monday, Nov. 26.
“About 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 21, U.S. Border Patrol contacted the suspect at a gas station in San Clemente. The suspect consented to a search of his vehicle,” a press release from Orange County Sheriff’s Department stated.
A search of the vehicle resulted in the find. The drugs confiscated from Garciasosa’s car have a wholesale value of about $500,000.
Garciasosa was booked on three felonies for transporting meth, possession for sale of a controlled substance and using a compartment to conceal a controlled substance.
Garciasosa is scheduled for a pretrial on Tuesday, Dec. 5 and a preliminary hearing on Thursday, Dec. 7 at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach. He is currently being held on $3 million bail. As of press time, U.S. Border Patrol has not released information regarding where Garciasosa is from.