Crystal meth worth $323K shipped in watermelons

Posted at 5:17 PM, Nov 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-20 17:17:38-05

CINCINNATI – The regional narcotics unit and federal agents intercepted more than $323,000 worth of crystal meth shipped from Mexico in ceramic watermelons, the sheriff's office announced Friday.

Agents arrested Jorge Yobanis Garcia, 23, at his residence at 301 West North Bend Road in Carthage after he took possession of the parcel, officials said.

Jorge Yobanis Garcia


Officials said they believe Garcia is an illegal immigrant from Mexico. Agents recovered a fictitious Ohio State Identification card, and he has an Atlanta, Georgia address on his Consular Identification Card.

The package contained approximately 4.7 pounds of crystal meth, also known as "ice."

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Regional Narcotics Unit and Homeland Security Investigators made the bust.

Garcia is jailed at the Justice Center. He will be arraigned Saturday.