SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say two teen hikers lost for days in a California forest might have to pay for the search after a small amount of drugs was found in their car. Officials initially said 19-year-old Nicolas Cendoya and 18-year-old Kyndall Jack wouldn't be responsible for the $160,000 operation.
But Cendoya was charged this week with drug possession because methamphetamine was allegedly found in the car the pair parked before going on a hike last month in Cleveland National Forest. Cendoya was found three days later and Jack was located the next day. Both were dehydrated and delirious, and remembered little of their ordeal, including how they were separated. Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer says all options are being considered, including civil and criminal action.