Ore. officers seize 17 pounds of meth



BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Narcotics investigators in Washington County, Ore., have seized more than 17 pounds of methamphetamine and more than $40,000 in cash after a traffic stop led to a search of two homes.

The Oregonian reports the meth has an estimated street value of $775,000.

Washington County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. David Thompson says the action started when members of the Westside Interagency Narcotics Team stopped a suspected drug runner’s truck on Monday in Beaverton. No drugs were found but a drug dog indicated it detected the scent of drugs. Officers found 14 pounds of meth and $5,000 cash in the driver’s home and more than 3 pounds of meth and $38,000 cash in an associate’s home. Both men were arrested for investigation of possessing and delivering meth.


Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com