OSP: Trooper finds over 12 pounds of meth at traffic stop

ASHLAND, Ore. -- Oregon State Police arrested a California man near Ashland Thursday morning, after troopers say they found over 12 pounds of meth in the man's car.

Authorities say an OSP trooper stopped a 2006 Nissan Altima on Interstate 5 northbound at about milepost 11 for speeding.

Troopers contacted the driver, Jesus Paz Flores, 28, of Adelanto, California, and after an investigation, they say they found 12.5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine. Officials say the meth is worth about $190,000.

Flores was arrested without incident and lodged in the Jackson County Jail, charged by troopers with unlawful manufacture, possession and distribution of a controlled substance.

OSP troopers were assisted by OSP Drug Enforcement Section detectives and Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) team.