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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 400 Counterfeit CDs and DVDs, Two Arrests north of Roseburg
05/25/2009
Sergeant Steve Mitchell
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
Office: (541) 440-3334

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An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop early Monday morning about five miles north of Roseburg led to the arrest of two California man and the recovery of 400 suspected counterfeit audio CDs and DVDs.
 
On May 25, 2009 at approximately 12:33 a.m. Trooper Dan Wells stopped a 1995 Dodge Neon four-door displaying California license plates southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 130 for an equipment violation. During the stop the two occupants were identified as driver JAQUIN BELLO CHACON, age 23, and passenger MARIO CONTRERAS FLORES, age 19, both from San Jose, California.
 
Subsequent investigation during the stop led to the discovery of 397 counterfeit audio CDs, all Hispanic recording artists, and 3 counterfeit DVDs. The two subjects were aware the seized evidence were counterfeit and advised they were returning to California from Portland where they had sold approximately 40 CDs.
 
BELLO CHACON and CONTRERAS FLORES were lodged in Douglas County Jail on the following charges:
  • Unlawful Sound Recording
  • Unlawful Labeling of a Sound Recording
  • Unlawful Videotape Recording
  • Theft in the Second Degree