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INET Detectives Seize 4 lbs. of Crystal Methamphetamine, Arrest One Person
03/30/2009
Sergeant Rob Edwards
Oregon State Police
Drug Enforcement Section
Phone: (541) 465-6834

Detectives assigned to the Lane County Interagency Narcotic Enforcement Team (INET) arrested a 36-year-old California man Thursday after he was found in possession of approximately four pounds of crystal methamphetamine.
 
On March 26, 2009, INET detectives were conducting surveillance on a Springfield area home suspected of trafficking methamphetamine.  Detectives observed a Nissan pickup displaying California license plates leave the residence and be operated in a careless manner before the driver abandoned the truck and fled on foot.
 
Detectives quickly detained him for questioning regarding the traffic violations and possible narcotic trafficking.  The driver identified himself with a California license as Jose Guadalupe Jimenez-Rodriguez, age 29.
 
Subsequent investigation with the assistance of an Oregon State Police trooper and drug detection dog indicated the presence of controlled substances. Detectives served a search warrant on the pickup and located approximately four pounds of crystal methamphetamine hidden in the dash.
 
The driver was lodged at the Lane County Jail under the name of Jose Guadalupe Jimenez-Rodriguez.   A fingerprint check determined his true identity was Jaime Duarte-OCHOA.  Duarte-OCHOA was lodged at the jail for the Unlawful Possession and Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine. The seized methamphetamine had an estimated value of $90,000.
 
INET is comprised of detectives from the Oregon State Police, Eugene Police Department, Springfield Police Department, Lane County Sheriff's Office, and Drug Enforcement Administration.