Imperial, California - On Monday, at approximately 7:23 pm, an Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff conducted a traffic stop near Hwy 98 for a minor traffic violation. While speaking to the driver the deputy became suspicious and determined a further inspection of the vehicle was warranted and requested a deputy with a canine. A search of the vehicle resulted with the canine alerting to the rear bumper area.

Imperial, California - The Imperial Irrigation District today submitted a petition to the State Water Resources Control Board to exercise its continuing authority over the nation's largest agricultural-to-urban water transfer and avert an emerging environmental and public-health crisis at the Salton Sea.

Salton City, California - Saturday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected drug smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint after discovering twenty-four packages of methamphetamine hidden in an aftermarket compartment in the rear bumper.

Calexico, California - Thursday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States.