1 pound of meth found inside man's car during traffic stop in Merced County

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A man is in custody after Merced County sheriff's deputies found him with items associated with selling methamphetamine.

Officials say a deputy pulled over 33-year-old Robert Christensen for having an expired car registration.

Christensen was on probation and had an active arrest warrant for a probation violation.

After searching the vehicle, authorities found a large plastic bag with a pound of meth in the engine compartment next to the car battery.

Christensen was booked into the Merced County jail for possession of a controlled substance, among other charges.
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