On January 16, 2013 at approximately 10:57 a.m., an OSP trooper stopped a 2008 Chevrolet Impala displaying California license plates for an unspecified traffic violation northbound on Highway 97 near milepost 278. The car's two occupants were identified as driver ANTONIO PANTOJA-SANCHEZ, age 31, from Pasco, Washington, and passenger JORGE GARCIA-MENDOZA, age 26, address not provided.
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led to the discovery by a drug detection canine of approximately 1.25 pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside the vehicle. Estimated value of the seized methamphetamine is $18,000.
They were taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Klamath County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine. Both men are still in custody at the jail.