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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to 2 lbs. of Crystal Meth, Arrest of Pasco, WA Man
03/07/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop Saturday morning about four miles north of Brooks led to the seizure of approximately 2 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and the arrest of a Pasco, Washington man. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.
 
On March 5, 2011 at approximately 10:53 a.m. an OSP senior trooper stopped a 2004 Pontiac Sunfire displaying Washington license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 267 following a citizen's report that it was failing to maintain a single lane of travel and nearly collided with another vehicle. The driver was identified as MIGUEL VALENCIA-GUTIERREZ, age 25, from Pasco, Washington.
 
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the trooper to discover approximately 2 pounds of crystal methamphetamine inside a guitar bag in the car's trunk.
 
VALENCIA-GUTIERREZ was arrested without incident and lodged in the Marion County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Distribution and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine. Bail is currently listed at $1 million.