Large meth seizure at Blue Water Bridge

Methamphetamine seized at the Blue Water Bridge - March 13-19 (Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

A Canadian man is facing charges after a significant amount of methamphetamine was seized from a passenger vehicle trying to enter the U.S. at the Blue Water Bridge.

Around 7 a.m. Wednesday, a vehicle tried to cross into Port Huron but it’s alleged the driver and passenger were unable to provide proof of citizenship.

They were sent to secondary inspection where a bag containing nearly ten pounds of methamphetamine in tablet form was seized by American Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers.

“This is a perfect example of the type of activities that CBP sees every day at ports of entry around the United States,” said Port Director Michael Fox. “Our Officers here in Port Huron are true professionals and can be proud today knowing they stopped ten pounds of drugs from making it to the streets of America.”

Constantine Xethalis is being charged with importation of schedule one controlled substance, and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.