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Traffic stop leads to two arrests for methamphetamines

News staff writer

May 10, 2006

A traffic stop on Saturday evening along Interstate 84 near Hood River led to the arrest of two California men and seizure of methamphetamine.

Jose Alvarez, 27, of Fullerton, Calif., and Jose Saldivar-Cano, 26, of Chino, Calif., were both lodged in NORCOR on May 6. They were each charged with possession and delivery of a controlled substance.

The Oregon State Police Troopers took the subjects into custody after finding 4.5 pounds of meth inside the vehicle. Officers had pulled the car operated by Alvarez over for a traffic violation. During a search, they discovered the drug with an estimated value of more than $200,000.

According to OSP reports, the two arrests came one day after patrol officers from local agencies in the Gorge increased their focus on criminal activity along Interstate-84 and Highway 97.

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