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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure Of 2.5 Lbs. of Crystal Methamphetamine - I-5 Jackson CountySalem-News.com
(Central Point, Oregon) - An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop on Interstate 5 northbound at mile point 14 Monday morning at approximately 7:30AM led to one Federal Way, Washington resident being charged with Possession/Delivery and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance-Crystal Methamphetamine and the seizure of approximately (2.5) pounds of pure Crystal Methamphetamine on Interstate 5 in the Ashland area.
On May 2, 2011, at approximately 7:30AM, an OSP Trooper stopped a 2005 Nissan Altima, northbound on I-5 near milepost 14 for a traffic violation. The lone occupant identified as; Froylan Garcia, age 41, from Federal Way, Washington was charged with Possession, Delivery and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance-Crystal Methamphetamine. He was later lodged at the Jackson County Jail on the above charges.
Garcia consented to a search of the vehicle, an OSP Drug Detection Canine assisted at the scene and alerted to the vehicle. A subsequent investigation/search of the vehicle, related to the stop, led to the discovery of approximately (2.5) pounds of pure Crystal Methamphetamine, vacuum sealed inside Tupperware containers, concealed within an after market compartment inside the vehicle.
Members from the Oregon State Police Drug Enforcement Section assisted with the investigation.
The seized Methamphetamine has an estimated value of approximately $60,000.00.
News Release from: Oregon State Police
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