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Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 4.5 lbs. of Crystal Meth, Two Arrests
10/31/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Two California men were arrested Thursday night when an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper discovered approximately 4 1/2 lbs. of crystal methamphetamine in their vehicle during at traffic stop on Interstate 5 south of Ashland.
 
According to OSP Sergeant David Beck, on October 30, 2008 at approximately 8:47 p.m. an OSP senior trooper stopped a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban displaying California license plates southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 11 for a traffic violation. During the contact the occupants were identified as driver CARLOS GARCIA URIBE, age 39, and passenger IGNACIO BOBADILLA, age 39, both from Antioch, California.
 
Subsequent investigation with the assistance of an OSP drug detection canine led to the discovery of approximately 4 1/2 lbs. of crystal methamphetamine wrapped and concealed in the vehicle's interior. Estimated value was $50,000.
 
Both men were arrested and lodged in Jackson County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Distribution, and Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine.