Posted: Mon, August 27 2012 at 8:11 AM, Updated: Mon, August 27 2012 at 8:15 AM
A man is arrested near Ashland for carrying nearly 55 pounds of heroin.
Oregon State Police say they pulled over 65 year old Raul Mendoza last Thursday for a traffic violation on I-5.
Upon further investigation, police found 15 individually sealed packages of heroin.
Mendoza was arrested and lodged in the Jackson County Jail for unlawful possession and distribution of a controlled substance.
Investigators believe the heroin has an estimated value of $1.1 million.