Oregon State Police troopers seize 4 pounds of meth in traffic stop near Klamath Falls

OSP said that the suspects had concealed bags of methamphetamine in the false bottom of an ice chest.

Posted: Oct 21, 2021 10:26 AM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon State Police arrested two California men just outside of Klamath Falls earlier this week after discovering that they were smuggling methamphetamine north through Oregon, according to the agency.

On Tuesday afternoon shortly before 2:30 p.m., an OSP trooper pulled over the driver of a blue Honda civic northbound on Highway 97 between the Klamath River and Highway 140 for an undisclosed traffic violation.

OSP said that the trooper saw "signs of criminal activity" during the stop and developed probable cause for a search. During the search, the trooper found an ice chest with a false bottom, concealing four pounds of suspected methamphetamine. The agency said that at OSP drug detection K-9 helped at the scene.

Troopers arrested two men, driver 37-year-old Antonio Nicolas Navarro-Medica of Gilroy, California, and passenger 49-year-old Trinidad Rodriguez of San Jose, California. Both were charged with possession and delivery of methamphetamine.

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