South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team scores largest meth seizure in Coos County history
NORTH BEND, Ore. -- Coos County has a new record for the largest single seizure of methamphetamine, according to the South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team.
SCINT team officials say it happened March 15 on Highway 101 in North Bend.
Two Oregon State Police troopers initially stopped a car for several traffic infractions, but several signs of drug trafficking were found.
A vehicle search by a Coquille Tribal Police drug detection K9 suggested controlled substances were present.
"As a result of the drug dog hitting on the vehicle, the presence, they seized the vehicle, applied for a search warrant, then basically dismantled the vehicle in finding that hidden compartment," said SCINT Captain Cal Mitts.
The vehicle was seized and taken to the Oregon State Police station in Coos Bay where several law enforcement agencies searched it.
Nearly 11 pounds of methamphetamine was located in a hidden compartment.
The seizure is the largest single seizure of methamphetamine in Coos County history, officials said.
Charges for delivery and possession of methamphetamine on the driver are being referred to the Coos County District Attorney's Office.