More than 5 lbs. of meth seized near Canyonville
A Medford man and a California companion face felony drug charges after police allegedly found five pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop Thursday in Douglas County.
Luis Pacheco Lopez, 40, of Medford, and Daniel Alberto Velarde Medrano, 22, of Huntington Park, California, face charges of delivering and possessing methamphetamine stemming from a traffic stop outside the Burger King in Canyonville, according to a press release issued by the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team and documents filed in Douglas County Circuit Court.
An informant allegedly arranged with for a multi-pound drug deal with Medrano in Canyonville, according to an affidavit filed by police.
Shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday, Medrano and Lopez arrived at the fast food parking lot in a gray Acura for the handoff.
Police arrested the men and allegedly found a backpack containing 5.71 pounds of meth.
Lopez and Medrano were being held Monday in the Douglas County Jail on $500,000 bail.
Medrano’s next court appearance is scheduled for Friday. No court dates were scheduled for Lopez.