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Two OSP Traffic Stops Lead to Seizure of 7 Kilos of Cocaine, Three Arrests
09/17/2011
Detective Jim Johnson
Drug Enforcement Section
(541) 955-6379

Two connected traffic stops Friday in southern Oregon led to the seizure of approximately 15 lbs of cocaine and the arrest of three men.
 
On September 16, 2011, an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper stopped a vehicle northbound on Interstate 5 in Jackson County for a traffic violation.  The vehicle was driven by HUGO MONJARAZ-BIBIANO, age 34, residence information not available.  Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led to the seizure of approximately 7 kilos (approximately 15 lbs) of suspected cocaine in the vehicle.
 
Information also identified a second northbound vehicle located and stopped by OSP troopers near Central Point.  The vehicle's two occupants identified as ADRIAN CARRANZA-MARTINEZ, age 21, and JUAN ARMANDO OROZCO-LOPEZ, age 27, were also arrested.
 
All three men were lodged in the Jackson County Jail on drug-related charges.  The cocaine, estimated value of over $175,000, was destined for Portland, Oregon.