GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Investigators seized almost 16 pounds of crystal methamphetamine on Monday with the help of Grants Pass Department of Public Safety's K9 "Match."
According to the agency, detectives with the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) team have been investigating a man named Migueal Angel Jauregui-Hernandez for several months, suspecting that he was part of a drug trafficking organization bringing "large quantities" of meth from California into Josephine County.
Around 3:15 p.m. on Monday, RADE detectives stopped Jauregui-Hernandez as he came into Oregon from California, according to GPDPS.
During the stop, GPDPS' narcotic detection K9, Match, alerted on the vehicle, signaling that there were drugs inside. Detectives searched the vehicle and found 15.9 pounds of crystal meth, the agency said.
Jauregui-Hernandez was taken into custody and lodged in the Jackson County Jail.
"[Drug trafficking organizations] are described as being complex organizations with highly defined command-and-control structures that produce, transport, and/or distribute large quantity of illegal controlled substances; in this case, methamphetamine," GPDPS said in a statement.
Anyone with more information or questions on the case can contact Det. Sgt. Doni Hamilton with RADE at 541-450-6370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.