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Police: Over $300k worth of crystal meth found inside ceramic watermelons

(SOURCE: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office/Provided) (SOURCE: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office/Provided)
(SOURCE: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office/Provided) (SOURCE: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office/Provided)
HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

Officials announced an arrest was made Friday in connection to a large amount of crystal methamphetamine that was shipped directly from Mexico and seized in Cincinnati. 

According to agents with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Regional Narcotics Unit and Homeland Security Investigators arrested Jorge Yobanis Garcia, 23, in the 300 block of West North Bend Road after he took possession of a parcel sent from Mexico to Cincinnati containing approximately 4.7 pounds of crystal meth. 

The crystal methamphetamine, also known as ICE for its resemblance to ice crystals, was concealed in ceramic watermelons made from shards of glass and cement, according to authorities.

RENU agents said it recovered a fictitious Ohio State Identification card from Garcia along with his Mexican Consular card when he was arrested. 

Reports showed that Garcia is believed to be an illegal immigrant from Mexico and has listed an address in Atlanta, Georgia on his Consular Identification Card. 

According to police, the street value of the crystal meth is approximately $323,850. 

Garcia was reportedly transported to Hamilton County Justice Center where he will be arraigned on Saturday at 9 a.m. in Room A. 

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