Man Stopped for Speeding Arrested After Meth, Stolen Gun Allegedly Found in Car

Man Stopped for Speeding Arrested After Meth, Stolen Gun Allegedly Found in Car

Martín Di Felice

Palm Springs, CA

A Los Angeles County man stopped by law enforcement today for allegedly driving over 100 miles an hour on a freeway in Palm Springs was placed under arrest after officers allegedly found 44 pounds of methamphetamine and a stolen gun in the car.

Sergio Peregrina, 62, of Bell Gardens was allegedly seen driving at high speed at about 1 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 10, east of Indian Canyon Drive, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Radford.

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After stopping Peregrina’s 2016 Toyota Camry, officers found that he was driving on a suspended license and impounded the car. According to Radford, CHP officers later found 44 pounds of methamphetamine and a stolen, loaded handgun inside the Camry.

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Peregrina was arrested on suspicion of transportation of drugs, possession of a stolen handgun and driving with a suspended license and was being held at the Riverside County jail in Indio on $1 million bail.