Just after 12 P.M. on Tuesday, April 28th, an Oregon State Police Trooper stopped a Ford F-150 pickup for multiple traffic violations on Interstate 5 near milepost 39 in Jackson County. According to the press release, the trooper observed signs of potential criminal behavior and searched the vehicle. During that search, the Trooper found 19.7 pounds of methamphetamine and $16,600 in cash.
The driver, 25-year-old Leonel Campos-Valdez, and the passenger, 24-year-old Francisco Vazquez-Cruz were arrested for unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful delivery of methamphetamine and money laundering. Both are lodged in the Jackson County Jail.
The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations Medford Office.
Devin Gooden graduated from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism.
She has spent most of her life in Atlanta, Georgia and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Business Management.
When she’s not reporting, Devin practices yoga, reads thriller novels and loudly cheers for her beloved Georgia Bulldawgs.