K9 finds over 50 pounds of meth during traffic stop

Pictured are the narcotics that an Oregon State Police K9 detected while assisting a State Trooper at a traffic stop on Wednesday, June 19. (Courtesy Oregon State Police)

An Oregon State Police K9 discovered over 50 pounds of methamphetamine and an additional 4.8 pounds of heroin hidden inside a car during a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.

The OSP Trooper pulled the car over at approximately 3:43 p.m. on June 19 for multiple traffic violations on Interstate-5 near milepost 20, near Talent. A K9 was brought out to help inspect the car, where it alerted to the Trooper that it had detected narcotics.

The drugs were discovered in a hidden compartment within the car. In total, police recovered 50.8 pounds of meth and 4.8 pounds of heroin stashed inside the car. Juan Lemus Del Cid, 28, and Reynalda Larios-Cortes, 57 - both from Tacoma, Washington - were arrested for possession of a controlled substance and distribution of a controlled substance for both methamphetamine and heroin.

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They were lodged in the Jackson County Jail.

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