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OSP seizes 6.4 pounds of fentanyl near Central Point

A traffic stop near Central Point netted large quantities of suspected fentanyl pills and the arrest of two Southern California men.

Eric Osuna and Adrian Perez, both 20 years old and from Moreno Valley, California, were arrested last week on felony drug charges following a traffic stop in which Oregon State Police says they found 6.4 pounds of synthetic opioid pills.

On Aug. 26 shortly before noon, OSP troopers stopped Osuna driving a 2014 Toyota Camry on northbound Interstate 5 near Central Point Exit 33, according to a post on OSP’s official Facebook page. Perez was a passenger in the sedan.

During the stop, police found probable cause to search the vehicle, and ultimately found the pills hidden inside the trunk and underneath the sedan’s back seat, according to OSP.

OSP arrested Osuna and Perez that evening on felony charges of delivering and possessing a Schedule II controlled substance, according to Jackson County Jail records. Perez was additionally arrested on a misdemeanor charge of unlawfully possessing a marijuana item.

The two suspects were released from the jail on their own recognizance that night just before midnight, jail records show.

OSP says that troopers were assisted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the investigation; however, it’s unclear in what capacity. Jail records show that Osuna and Perez were both born in the United States, making an immigration investigation unlikely.

As of Thursday afternoon, according to court records, no criminal charges had yet been filed against Osuna or Perez in Jackson County Circuit Court or U.S. District Court in Medford.

Reach reporter Nick Morgan at 541-776-4471 or nmorgan@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @MTCrimeBeat.

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