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  • Traffic stop nets half-pound of meth, $11,700 in cash

  • A Grants Pass man who was the subject of a yearlong Medford police drug investigation was arrested Thursday while driving on Crater Lake Highway and allegedly carrying a half-pound of methamphetamine, more than 2 ounces of heroin and $11,711 in cash, police said.
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  • A Grants Pass man who was the subject of a yearlong Medford police drug investigation was arrested Thursday while driving on Crater Lake Highway and allegedly carrying a half-pound of methamphetamine, more than 2 ounces of heroin and $11,711 in cash, police said.
    Santiago Contreras-Martinez, 32, of the 100 block of N.W. Blossom Drive, Grants Pass, is lodged in the Jackson County Jail on charges of possession, manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine and possession of heroin, a Medford Police Department news release said.
    His bail is set at $1.4 million, jail records show.
    Contreras-Martinez was pulled over by a Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement detective at about 6 p.m. near the intersection of Crater Lake Highway and Interstate 5, the release said.
    During the traffic stop, a police dog named Narc discovered a half-pound of methamphetamine, 71 grams of heroin and $11,711 in cash inside his vehicle, the release said.
    — Sam Wheeler
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