- Associated Press - Friday, March 14, 2014

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A tip led Medford police and federal agents to intercept two travel bags carrying nearly $300,000 worth of heroin and methamphetamine on a commercial bus. A Salem man was arrested.

The Mail Tribune reports (https://is.gd/5gDmBq ) that Lt. Kevin Walruff of Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement says 29-year-old Ivan Rojas-Hernandez was arrested March 7 while the bus was stopped in Central Point. Walruff says the man allowed police to search his bag, which contained nine pounds of meth worth about $180,000.

Walruff says the tip led police and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to the man. He was booked for investigation of possession and delivery of meth. Jail records indicate he was held without bail because of an immigration issue.

A second bag contained heroin worth about $50,000 and meth worth about $40,000. Walruff says no passenger claimed that bag.

He said the bus was traveling from Southern California to an unspecified metropolitan area in the Pacific Northwest.


Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/

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