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1/4 Pound of Methamphetamine Seized During Traffic Stop

Police say the meth found hidden in the vehicle is worth an estimated $4,000.

Seized crystal meth, The Dalles, Oregon 9-27-07
Photos: Oregon State Police

(THE DALLES, Oregon) - Police say two men were arrested Tuesday night after they were determined to be in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine. It happened during a traffic stop on Interstate 84 about seven miles east of The Dalles.

Sergeant Patrick Shortt with Oregon State Police says that at approximately 9:35 PM, an Oregon State Police Trooper from The Dalles Area Command stopped a 1991 Honda Accord on Interstate 84 near milepost 94 for an equipment violation.

He says the occupants were identified as operator, 46-year old Samuel Rodriguez of Series, California, and passenger 21-year old Ruban Cuevas of Pasco, Washington.

"During the stop, the trooper conducted a search of the vehicle and found approximately one-quarter pound of 'crystal' methamphetamine worth an estimated $4,000 hidden in the vehicle."

Shortt says Rodriguez and Cuevas were both arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Delivery of a Controlled Substance. They were lodged at the jail facility in The Dalles.

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mawari September 28, 2007 10:50 am (Pacific time)

Hopefully some arrangement can be made with Mexico to house them for the next forty years. No one seems to want to be in prison in Mexico but why should we make our country-club available for alien lawbreakers?

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