San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Deputy Al Barger and his K-9 "Jack" were traveling northbound on Highway 101 at about 7:15 p.m. on Monday, when Barger noticed a car making several abrupt lane changes.
Barger ran a check on the license plate and discovered the registration had expired. He pulled the car over, which contained Garcia and her three children.
Barger found out Garcia had a prior criminal history of transporting drugs. Garcia consented to a search of her car and had her three children leave the car.
The K-9 indicated drugs were in the back seat area. Barger noticed the back seat was loose and removed it. This exposed a metal plate above the gas tank, which was missing a screw. After removing the plate Barger found 13 one-pound plastic packages of meth floating in the gas tank.
Garcia was arrested and her three children, 5, 12 and 15-years-old were turned over to Child Protective Services. Her bail is set at $1 million.