Bound 17-year-old was being taken to rehab in Mexico by father, police say

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KABC) -- The California Highway Patrol says it stopped a car and found a teen bound and gagged by family members, so they could take her to a drug rehabilitation center in Mexico.

The stop was made on Interstate 5 in the city of Carlsbad in San Diego County.

The officer spotted the 17-year-old girl in the backseat, tied up with a gag in her mouth.

According to the CHP, the teen admitted to using methamphetamine for the past year, and her father and 21-year-old sister had forced her into the car to take her to a treatment center in Mexico.

The teen was taken into protective custody.

No charges have been filed, but the case is under investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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