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Police seize 7 pounds of meth during traffic stop

30-year-old Mexico resident arrested

by: BEAVERTON POLICE DEPARTMENT - Police seized approximately 7 pounds of methamphetamine, pictured above, during a traffic stop at Highway 26 and Northwest Cornelius Pass Road on Saturday at 3 p.m.A resident of Mexico was arrested on Saturday after police found approximately 7 pounds of methamphetamine in his car during a traffic stop on Highway 26 at Northwest Cornelius Pass Road. by: SUBMITTED PHOTO:WCSO - Jose Ortiz-Ledezma

Beaverton police officers made the traffic stop around 3 p.m. on Saturday after they established probable cause that drugs might be in the vehicle. A police K9 was brought in to search the vehicle, and around 7 pounds of methamphetamine were discovered, said Officer Mike Rowe, Beaverton police spokesman.

Police arrested the driver, identified as Jose Ortiz-Ledezma, 30, on accusations of possession of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance and manufacturing of a controlled substance. He was lodged in the Washington County Jail.

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