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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to 2.5 lbs. Methamphetamine, Three Arrests - Interstate 5 / Medford
05/18/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A traffic stop by Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers early Saturday morning northbound on Interstate 5 in the Medford area led to the arrest of three people following the discovery of approximately 2 1/2 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in their vehicle. All three were lodged on drug-related charges and ICE holds were placed on them at the Jackson County Jail.
 
According to OSP Drug Enforcement Section (DES) Sergeant Jim Johnson, on May 15, 2010 at approximately 4:30 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 2006 Lincoln Navigator displaying California license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 30 for a speed violation. Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of approximately 2 1/2 pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside the vehicle. An OSP drug detection canine assisted during the stop and seizure of the estimated $65,000 worth of methamphetamine.
 
The three occupants were taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Jackson County Jail on the following charges:
 
Driver JOSE NAVARRO-CERPAS, age 32, from Salem
* Unlawful Manufacture, Delivery and Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
* Using the License of Another Person
* Furnishing False Information to a Police Officer
 
Passenger EDGAR NAVARRO-CERPAS, age 30, from Oakland, California
* Unlawful Manufacture, Delivery and Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
 
Passenger CYNTHIA DELGADILLO-QUINTERO, age 23, from Oakland, California
* Unlawful Manufacture, Delivery and Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
 
OSP DES was assisted in the investigation by detectives from the OSP Criminal Investigations Division, and detectives from the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) team, Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement (MADGE) team, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
 
The investigation is continuing.