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Police seize 50 pounds of meth during traffic stop in Jackson County

State troopers found more than 50 lbs of meth and almost 5 lbs of heroin after pulling over a vehicle on I-5.

Posted: Jun 21, 2019 3:55 PM
Updated: Jun 21, 2019 3:59 PM

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Police seized more than 50 pounds of methamphetamine and nearly five pounds of heroin during a traffic stop along I-5 on Wednesday, according to the Oregon State Police (OSP).

A little before 4 p.m., a state trooper from the Central Point office pulled over a vehicle on I-5 near milepost 20 for "multiple traffic violations."

While OSP did not say what prompted the move, troopers brought in a narcotics K9. The dog soon alerted on the vehicle, and a subsequent search revealed 50.8 pounds of meth and 4.8 pounds of heroin hidden inside the vehicle, the agency said.

The troopers arrested 28-year-old Juan Enrique Del Cid and 57-year-old Reynalda Larios-Cortes, both of Tacoma, Wash. They were both lodged in the Jackson County Jail for possession and distribution charges.

OSP said that it was assisted by the Medford Homeland Security Investigations office.

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