Over 13 pounds of meth found during I-84 traffic stop

Wasco County, Ore. – Two suspects were caught with more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Wasco County.

According to Oregon State Police, at around 1:45 Monday afternoon, a trooper pulled over a 1999 Ford Expedition for a traffic violation on Interstate 84 near milepost 71, east of The Dalles.

During the stop, the OSP trooper suspected the occupants were involved in criminal activity.

Troopers said the occupants, identified as 28-year-old Edgar Vidal Nuno Naranjo from Rosarito, Mexico and 24-year-old Oscar Arnulfo Fuller Leyva from Tijuana, Mexico, provided written consent to search the vehicle.

OSP said the trooper found four large packages of suspected methamphetamine were found inside a cardboard box within the vehicle. Troopers estimate the weight of the packages to total around 13.2 pounds.

Nuno Naranjo and Fuller Leyva were arrested without incident and lodged at Northern Oregon Corrections in The Dalles.

Troopers said, “While the ultimate destination of these narcotics is uncertain, this seizure keeps a large quantity of narcotics from reaching our communities.”

OSP is continuing to investigate.

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