Lost Purse Credited in Meth Bust, Hemet Police Say

HEMET, Calif. -- A purse that fell off the roof of a car led police to a Hemet motel room, where officers found methamphetamine and cash and arrested the handbag owner and a friend Wednesday, a sergeant said.

Anita Miller, 39, and Frank Alfaro, 47, both of Hemet, were arrested in the 400 block of North San Jacinto Street about 12:30 a.m., Hemet police Sgt. Jim Anderson said.

Someone who saw the purse fall of a silver-colored car picked it up, found what appeared to be some meth and turned it over to police about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, he said.

Police tracked down Miller at the motel and searched the room, finding about an ounce of the powerful stimulant and more than $4,000 in cash, the sergeant said.

Miller and Alfaro will be booked on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine for sale, and Alfaro will be additionally booked for a parole violation, Anderson said. Alfaro has convictions for illegal drugs and carrying a concealed weapon, court records show.

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