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Two Arrested Near Douglas County with 45 Pounds of Methamphetamine

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
GoLocalPDX News Team

Rafael Valencia
A man and a woman, both from California were arrested at a traffic stop near Douglas County with 45 pounds of Methamphetamine.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Incident

On August 11, at about 8:16 p.m., an Oregon State Police (OSP) Trooper stopped a 2011 Nissan passenger car for a traffic violation on Interstate 5 near MP 85 northbound, in Douglas County. During the traffic stop, a drug detection K-9 was applied to the exterior of the car.

The K-9 alerted to the odor of a controlled substance and a car search revealed approximately 45 pounds of suspected methamphetamine within the car. 

Malori Nelson
The two occupants of the car Rafael VALENCIA, age 24, and Malori NELSON, age 23, both from California, were lodged at the Douglas County Jail for unlawful possession of methamphetamine and unlawful delivery of methamphetamine.

This in an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.


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