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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to over 14 lbs of Crystal Methamphetamine, One Arrest south of Ashland
Lieutenant Kelly Collins
Oregon State Police - Central Point
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An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop Wednesday morning about 12 miles south of Ashland led to the seizure of over 14 1/2 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and the arrest of a Sacramento, California man. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On March 16, 2011 at approximately 8:17 a.m. an OSP senior trooper stopped a 2000 Toyota Solara displaying Oregon license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 2 for a speed violation. The driver was identified as JAMIE EUGENE MUNIZ, age 26, from Sacramento California.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the trooper to discover approximately 14.7 pounds of crystal methamphetamine concealed inside the vehicle's interior. The estimated value of the methamphetamine is $300,000.

MUNIZ was arrested without incident and lodged in the Jackson County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Distribution and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine. Bail is currently listed at $500,000.