Woman Arrested With 11 Migrants In Car

October 23, 2013

A woman stopped on a traffic violation by a Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy had an interesting explanation for the 45 pounds of marijuana and eleven undocumented immigrants in her car.

Sheriff Paul Babeu says 29-year-old Janette Salido-Hernandez told the deputy she was driving to a nearby casino when she stopped to give a man along the side of the highway a ride.

"She stopped as she said she always does to help stranded motorist, and not only he got in but another 10 males with all their marijuana," Babeu said.

Police say Salido-Hernandez was arrested on drug charges. The undocumented immigrants were turned over to the feds.