Two people arrested on drug charges in Grants Pass

(Josephine County Jail)

The Rogue Area Drug Enforcement Team seized $12,000 worth of heroin following a traffic stop on March 27th.

Police say 35-year-old Christian Villasenora- Gonzales and passenger 32-year-old Julieta Larios were driving from Salem to Grants Pass when they were stopped on 7th street near Hillcrest in Grants Pass.

A drug detection K-9 from the Oregon State Police indicated the presence of illegal drugs inside the vehicle leading to a search. During the search, a vacuum sealed bag was found containing one pound of heroin worth $12,000. Other items included cash and evidence of manufacturing and delivery of drugs.

Larios was charged with manufacturing, delivering, possession of heroin, and an outstanding warrant. Larios and Villasenora-Gonzalez was charged with manufacturing, delivery, and possession of heroin.

Both were lodged in Josephine County Jail.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is asked to call 541-955-6379.

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