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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to 7 lbs. of Methamphetamine, Arrest of Two California Men - Interstate 5 in Wilsonville (Photos)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
OSP TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO 7 LBS. OF METHAMPHETAMINE, ARREST OF TWO CALIFORNIA MEN - INTERSTATE 5 IN WILSONVILLE (PHOTOS)
Posted: January 9th, 2012 11:27 AM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2012-01/1002/50556/010912.i5mp284.meth.jpg
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2012-01/1002/50556/Chavez.jpg
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2012-01/1002/50556/Lopez_Madueno.jpg

Two California men were arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Clackamas County deputies, early Monday morning when a traffic stop in the Wilsonville area led to the seizure of approximately 7 pounds of methamphetamine found inside their car. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On January 9, 2012 at approximately 2:30 a.m. an OSP senior trooper stopped a 2000 Acura Integra two door displaying California license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 284 for multiple traffic violations. The car's two occupants were identified as driver ALFREDO CHAVEZ, age 33, and passenger GUILLERMO LOPEZ MADUENO, age 38, both from Watsonville, California.

While the trooper and a deputy were talking with both men outside the car, LOPEZ MADUENO attempted to run away. He was overtaken and captured about a hundred yards away from the car.

Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of 7-one pound bags of methamphetamine inside the car. Estimated value of the seized methamphetamine is $140,000.

Both men were taken into custody without further incident and lodged in the Clackamas County Jail for Unlawful Delivery and Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine.

OSP was assisted during the stop by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Photograph Sources:
Methamphetamine photo – Oregon State Police
Suspect photos – Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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