On April 23, 2023, at about 9:15 a.m., An OSP Trooper out of the Salem Area Command stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. While on the stop, the Trooper observed signs of criminal activity and subsequently asked for consent to search the vehicle.
The driver denied consent but admitted to importing marijuana from California.
OSP K-9 Titan was deployed and alerted to a large duffel bag in the trunk.
An additional search of the vehicle revealed a large amount of various controlled substances.
51 lbs. of suspected Methamphetamine
31 lbs. of suspected powder fentanyl
9 lbs. of suspected cocaine
2 lbs. of suspected heroin
Both occupants of the vehicle were detained, interviewed, and charged with federal drug charges and lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.
This case is being investigated jointly by the Oregon State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and OSP.
It is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon.