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Traffic stop nets cocaine

Associated Press

MEDFORD, Ore. – State police in southern Oregon who stopped a car for seatbelt violations wound up finding 17 kilos – more than 37 pounds – of cocaine and arresting three people from Washington state.

Lt. Josh Brooks said troopers asked for assistance from a drug detection K-9 after the traffic stop Friday on Interstate 5. K-9 Rainey helped them find the cocaine in a false compartment. Also found was nearly $6,000 in cash.

Arrested for unlawful possession, delivery and manufacturing of cocaine were Christopher Winters, Taylor Thruelsen and Christopher Carrigan. Winters is from Mill Creek, Washington. The other two are from Issaquah, Washington.

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