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  • Police find an estimated $300,000 worth of heroin, meth on bus

  • Medford police intercepted two travel bags packed with nearly $300,000 worth of heroin and methamphetamine on a commercial bus travelling through Central Point, authorities said.
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  • Medford police intercepted two travel bags packed with nearly $300,000 worth of heroin and methamphetamine on a commercial bus travelling through Central Point, authorities said.
    Ivan Rojas-Hernandez, 29, of Salem, was arrested Friday for carrying one of the bags, but police are not certain to whom the other bag belongs, according to the press release issued by Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement today.
    Rojas-Hernandez was contacted by police while the bus was stopped at the Pilot Travel in Central Point around 10:30 a.m. Friday and he voluntarily allowed police to search his travel bag, which contained about nine pounds of methamphetamine, the news release said.
    Police estimate the value of the methamphetamine they found in Rojas-Hernandez's is worth about $180,000, the news release said.
    Police seized a second bag from the bus containing about a pound and a half of heroin, worth about $50,000, and about two pounds of methamphetamine, worth about $40,000, the news release said.
    Rojas-Hernandez is lodged in the Jackson County Jail on charges of possession and delivery of methamphetamine and he cannot be bailed out, because he is suspected of being in the country illegally, jail records show.
    Police are continuing to investigate how the second bag of drugs found its way onto the bus, the news release said.
    — Sam Wheeler
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