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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of California Man, Seizure of 12 lbs of Crystal Methamphetamine - Interstate 5 near Ashland

January 18, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

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An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop Thursday morning near Ashland led to the arrest of a California man and subsequent seizure of over 12 pounds of crystal methamphetamine.

According to Lieutenant Kelly Collins, on January 17, 2013 at approximately 8:40 a.m., an OSP trooper stopped a 2006 Nissan Altima displaying California license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 11 for a speed violation. The lone occupant was identified as JESUS PAZ FLORES, age 28, from Adelanto, California.

Subsequent investigation related to the traffic stop led to the seizure of approximately 12.5 lbs of crystal methamphetamine concealed in the vehicle. Estimated value of the seized methamphetamine is $190,000.

FLORES was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Jackson County Jail for Unlawful Manufacture, Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine.

OSP troopers were assisted by OSP Drug Enforcement Section detectives and Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) team.


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