State Police: 22 pounds of meth found at traffic stop

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. -- On Saturday, troopers with the Oregon State Police say they found about 22 pounds of meth during a traffic stop investigation.

State police say that at about 2:30 pm, a trooper saw a vehicle commit multiple traffic violations on Highway 97 at milepost 273 near the Klamath Falls area.

The trooper made contact with the female driver and identified her as Sandra Guillen-Avila, 38, of Quincy, Washington. Troopers say Jeromino Novoa-Leal, 24, of Antioch, California, was a passenger in the car.

Troopers say that an investigation during the contact led to the discovery of about 22 pounds of methamphetamine.

State police say the meth is worth about $300,000 on the street.

Guillen-Avila and Novoa-Leal were both arrested and lodged at the Klamath County Jail.

She was charged with Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument, Delivery and Possession of Methamphetamine and Conspiracy.

He was charged with Delivery and Possession of Methamphetamine and Conspiracy.

State police were assisted at the scene by detectives with OSP's Drug Enforcement Section.