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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to 2 lbs of Methamphetamine, Two Arrests - Interstate 5 south of Sutherlin
04/09/2011
Sergeant Dave Randall
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
(541) 440-3334 ext. 3347

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Two people were arrested Friday afternoon during an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper's traffic stop south of Sutherlin when approximately 2 lbs of methamphetamine was found inside their vehicle. OSP Drug Enforcement Section detectives are conducting the follow up investigation.
 
On April 8, 2011 at about 5:45 p.m. an OSP Trooper stopped a 1998 Pontiac passenger car displaying Washington license plates for a traffic violation southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 132. The two occupants were identified as driver PEDRO LARES, age 30, from Everett, Washington, and passenger NORBERTO TORRES VALDOVINOS, age 25, from Redwood City, California.
 
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led to the discovery of approximately two pounds of methamphetamine inside the vehicle.
 
Both men were arrested and lodged in the Douglas County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of Methamphetamine.
 

Roseburg Police Department assisted in the investigation.