Jackson County K-9 helps find 56 pounds of meth

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – A local drug-detection K-9 led investigators to 56 pounds of methamphetamine.

According to Oregon State Police, a trooper in Central Point pulled over a pickup truck for speeding on Interstate 5. The trooper asked to search the vehicle and was granted permission by the driver. The trooper then brought out his drug-detection dog, K-9 Jaxson.

OSP said Jaxson smelled a controlled substance, and a further search of the vehicle revealed 56 pounds of meth hidden inside a spare tire.

The driver of the vehicle, 26-year-old Esteban Villa of Anaheim, California, was arrested for unlawful delivery and possession of meth.

K-9 Jaxson has been with OSP since the summer of 2014.

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