The Oregon State Police report that on Monday, February 20, 2017, at approximately 1:45 PM, an OSP Trooper stopped a 1999 Ford Expedition eastbound on I-84 near MP 71 for a traffic violation. The two occupants were identified as follows; the driver, 28-year-old Edgar Vidal Nuno Naranjo from Rosarito, Mexico, and passenger, 24-year-old Oscar Arnulfo Fuller Leyva from Tijuana, Mexico.
During the contact, the Trooper suspected the occupants were involved in criminal activity. Both Nuno Naranjo and Fuller Leyva provided their written consent to search the vehicle. Four large packages of suspected methamphetamine were discovered inside the vehicle in a cardboard box.
The total approximate weight of the seized narcotics is 13.2 pounds.
Nuno Naranjo and Fuller Leyva were both taken into custody without incident and were lodged at Northern Oregon Corrections (NORCOR) in The Dalles.
Oregon State Police stated that, “While the ultimate destination of these narcotics is uncertain, this seizure keeps a large quantity of narcotics from reaching our communities. OSP drug enforcement is continuing the investigation”.
Photo credit of the suspects: NORCOR.
Photo credit of the narcotics: OSP.