Meth Arrest Near Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A traffic stop on the south end of Klamath Falls leads to the arrest of two men and confiscation of over a pound of methamphetamine.

Oregon State Police said a trooper stopped a 2008 Chevrolet Impala displaying California license plates for an unspecified traffic violation northbound on Highway 97 last Wednesday morning.

Using a drug canine, a subsequent investigation of the vehicle during the traffic stop lead to the discovery 1.25 pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside the car. OSP said the estimated value of the seized methamphetamine is $18,000.

The two suspects, 31-year-old Antonio Pantoja-Sanchez and 26-year-old Jorge Garcia-Mendoza, were taken into police custody and charged with possession and delivery of meth. They are still in custody in the Klamath County Jail.