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California Man Arrested in Oregon After Police Find Cocaine

Police arrested 42-year-old Jay Gaudalupe Barragan, from West Sacramento, California.

42-year-old Jay Gaudalupe Barragan, from West Sacramento, California.
Photo Courtesy: Jackson County Sheriff's Office

(MEDFORD, Ore. ) - An Oregon State Police traffic stop on Interstate 5 near Medford led to the arrest of a West Sacramento, California man after he was found in possession of approximately 2.2 pounds of cocaine.

Friday night at approximately 8:07 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a Toyota Tacoma pickup displaying California license plates for a traffic violation. The pickup was driven by 42-year-old Jay Gaudalupe Barragan, from West Sacramento, California.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop, with the assistance of a Medford Police Department drug detection canine, led to the discovery of approximately 2.2 pounds of cocaine concealed inside the pickup.

Estimated value of the seized cocaine is approximately $40,000.

Barragan was arrested without incident and lodged in the Jackson County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Delivery, and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance - Cocaine.

OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

Source: Oregon State Police

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