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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 1/2 Kilo of Cocaine, Two Arrests - Interstate 5 near Azalea
10/10/2008
Sergeant Steve Mitchell
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
Office: (541) 440-3334

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers arrested two Washington men Thursday morning
after a traffic stop on Interstate 5 south of Canyonville uncovered approximately one pound of cocaine.

On October 9, 2008 at approximately 9:10 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a rented 2008 Chrysler 300 four-door sedan displaying Washington license plates for a lane change violation northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 88.  Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop
led troopers to find approximately  1/2 kilo (about one pound) of cocaine in the car's trunk.  An OSP drug detection canine assisted in the seizure of the estimated $10,000 worth of cocaine.

Troopers arrested driver OSCAR OMAR CONTRERAS MUNOZ, age 22, and passenger NOEL ROJAS GARCIA, age 28, both from Arlington, Washington.  They were lodged in Douglas County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Distribution, and Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine.

OSP Drug Enforcement Section detectives assisted with the ongoing investigation.