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Traffic Stop Leads to 31 Kilos of Cocaine and One Arrest
01/21/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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One person was taken into custody Saturday afternoon when an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper discovered 31 kilos of cocaine concealed in a sport utility vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 5 in the Salem area. Additional details are withheld due to an ongoing investigation.
 
On January 19, 2008 at approximately 12:20 p.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 2005 Nissan Armada sport utility vehicle displaying out-of-state license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 253 for speed and lane change violations. During contact with the lone occupant, a 26-year old male, the trooper subsequently found 31 kilos of cocaine in a false compartment located in the rear cargo area. The approximately 66 pounds of cocaine has an estimated value of $600,000.
 
The driver was taken into custody on numerous felony drug-related charges. His identity is withheld at this time because it may compromise an ongoing investigation by OSP Drug Enforcement Section detectives.