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  • Traffic stop nets meth stash

    Trooper finds 3.8 pounds of the drug in a sedan on I-5
  • An early morning Sunday traffic stop led to the discovery of nearly 4 pounds of methamphetamine and the arrest of a 36-year-old California man on drug charges, authorities said.
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  • An early morning Sunday traffic stop led to the discovery of nearly 4 pounds of methamphetamine and the arrest of a 36-year-old California man on drug charges, authorities said.
    Oregon State Police troopers stopped a car driven by Erick Salvador Hernandez-Ruiz for a speeding violation at 1:23 a.m. near milepost 43 on Interstate 5, according to the OSP.
    The trooper became suspicious of Hernandez-Ruiz, of Modesto, and gained consent to search the sedan, the OSP said.
    The trooper discovered 3.8 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of about $55,000 concealed in an undisclosed location within the rear of the vehicle, OSP spokesman Lt. Gregg Hastings said. Hastings declined to be more specific.
    No drug-detection dog was used, Hastings said.
    Hernandez-Ruiz was arrested without incident on possession and distribution of methamphetamine and lodged Sunday in the Jackson County Jail, where he was being held without bail pending a review of his immigration status.
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