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OSP Traffic Stop leads to 1 lb. of Methamphetamine, One Arrest near Yoncalla
08/10/2010
Lieutenant Douglas Ladd
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
(541) 440-3366

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An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop Tuesday morning near Yoncalla in northern Douglas County led to the arrest of a California man after he was found in possession of approximately one pound of methamphetamine.
 
On August 10, 2010 at approximately 8:00 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 2008 Pontiac G6 displaying California license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 152 for a speed violation. The driver was identified as DOUGLAS MAURICIO MELENDEZ, age 36, from Delano, California.
 
Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of approximately one pound of methamphetamine hidden in the trunk. Estimated value is $14,000.
 
MELENDEZ was arrested without incident and lodged in the Douglas County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine.  Bail is set at $150,000.
 
OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office and Drug Enforcement Section detectives are continuing the investigation.