REDMOND, Ore. – Drug enforcement agents in central Oregon found more than 23 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine with a street value of more than $1 million when they stopped a bus on U.S. Highway 97 north of Redmond.
KTVZ-TV reported there were no immediate arrests.
Lt. Ken Mannix, of the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team, said the northbound Frontera Del Norte bus was stopped Wednesday. Before the bus was pulled over in Oregon, Mannix said, detectives learned that a man who had been onboard got off at a scheduled Northern California stop and ran when police tried to contact him.
A Redmond police drug-detection dog was brought in to help search bus luggage. The drugs were found in two pieces of luggage.
Mannix said the investigation continues.