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Troopers seize nearly 29 pounds of meth in Central Point traffic stop

A trooper with Oregon State Police discovered almost 29 pounds of meth and more than five pounds of heroin during a traffic stop on I-5 near Central Point.

Posted: Jun 8, 2020 11:23 AM
Updated: Jun 8, 2020 11:52 AM

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A trooper with Oregon State Police discovered pounds and heroin during a traffic stop on I-5 near Central Point on Friday, according to a statement from the agency.

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Friday, a trooper from the Central Point Area Command reportedly stopped the driver of a 2019 Chevrolet Malibu for speeding on I-5 northbound near Central Point.

OSP said that the trooper noticed "signs of criminal activity" during the stop and got consent to search the vehicle. During the search, the trooper found 28.8 pounds of methamphetamine and about 5.4 pounds of heroin "concealed in natural voids of the vehicle's rear fenders," the agency said.

The driver, identified as 36-year-old Julian Pineda Casillas of Victorville, California, was taken to the Jackson County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession and Delivery of Methamphetamine and Heroin.

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