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