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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Guns, Drugs, Stolen Property, and Two Arrests east of Florence
12/09/2010
Lieutenant Robert Edwards
Oregon State Police - Springfield
(541) 726-2536

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A Saturday evening traffic stop by Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers east of Florence led to the arrest of two men after guns, drugs, stolen property, and money was found concealed in the vehicle.
 
On December 4, 2010 at approximately 7:37 p.m. an OSP trooper assigned to the Florence work site stopped a 2005 Saab for defective lighting on Highway 126W approximately seven miles east of Florence. The two occupants were identified as driver ANDRES AVILA GAMBOA, age 19, and passenger CESAR OMAR ERIVES-GONZALES, age 22, both from the Eugene area.
 

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led to the discovery and seizure of a loaded .22 caliber handgun, an AR-15 assault rifle, approximately 3 ounces of crystal methamphetamine, small amounts of marijuana, fictitious personal identification and $1,320 cash concealed inside the vehicle. Further investigation determined the AR-15 assault rifle had been reported as stolen from the Coos Bay area.
 
GAMBOA and ERIVES-GONZALES were arrested without incident and lodged at the Lane County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.  ERIVES-GONZALES was also arrested on a felony warrant for the Unlawful Possession and Delivery of Cocaine.
 
Additional charges may be pending based on the continuing investigation. The seized methamphetamine has an approximated value of $4,000.