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Oregon Trooper Arrests Man on Cocaine and Methamphetamine Charges

Police say the found approximately 2 ounces of methamphetamine, 1/4 lb. of cocaine, and nearly $1,450 in cash.

Cocaine, meth and cash
Police say they located approximately 2 ounces of methamphetamine, 1/4 lb. of cocaine, and nearly $1,450 cash.

(CASCADES LOCKS, Ore.) - An Oregon State Police traffic stop Tuesday in Cascade Locks led to the discovery and seizure of cocaine, methamphetamine and cash, according to OSP Lieutenant Patrick Ashmore.

He says Tuesday at approximately 11:00 p.m., an OSP senior trooper stopped a driver suspected of driving while intoxicated, in the Cascade Locks area.

"During contact with the driver, identified as 55-year old Antonio Cervantes Castellanos of The Dalles, the trooper saw him attempt to conceal something which was later identified as a small amount of cocaine."

Ashmore implies that the man was uncooperative.

"Despite his efforts to resist arrest, he was taken into custody," Ashmore said. A subsequent investigation reportedly led to the discovery of approximately 2 ounces of methamphetamine, 1/4 lb. of cocaine, and nearly $1,450 in cash.

Ashmore says Mr. Castellanos was lodged at the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) in The Dalles for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Cocaine, and Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine.

Ashmore did not detail why the man was not also charged with resisting arrest.

Officials say the man posted bail Wednesday morning, pending an appearance in Hood River County Circuit Court.

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Mark montgomery May 28, 2009 8:16 am (Pacific time)

Both cocaine and methamphetamine should be legal. Mexico just legalized possession of small amounts of all drugs. Switzerland just legalized heroin. Portugal decriminalized all drugs in 2001 and their experience has been positive. Now if you are caught with a 10 day supply of your drug or less you face an administrative court, not a criminal court, but in practice they are just not arresting people. A group of 10,000 very serious policemen, prosecutors, attorneys and citizens have formed a group to legalize ALL drugs, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition ( ) They see what happened when we legalized alcohol in 1932 as a good example of how drug legalization would work. This foolish war on drugs has lasted 37 years and cost us over a TRILLION dollars and we are not an inch closer to stopping drugs. How many millions of Americans are we going to lock up in prison for decades? Mark Montgomery

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