Recently, a large quantity of drugs has been passing through the United States-Mexico Border in Imperial Valley. The drug organizations convince individuals, through money, lies or deception, to carry drugs into the United States. A person who does not know they are carrying drugs is called a "blind mule." See (https://www.lawbabcock.com/blind-mule-book.)
When a person is arrested at the border, if the quantity of drugs is substantial, a federal criminal prosecution will begin. The drugs that are passed are normally, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine or fentanyl. Fentanyl is a new synthetic drug similar to heroin that has caused many accidental deaths because of its potency.
The arrested individual is normally transferred to the Imperial County Jail, and then the case will be set for a first court appearance in the United States courthouse in El Centro. This is called the “arraignment.”
Bail is an important consideration for most individuals. If the defendant is a United States citizen, in most cases it should not be hard to arrange bail. All of these cases begin in El Centro but will be transferred to the United States District Court in San Diego.
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