Suspected fentanyl found in I-5 traffic stop near Albany


November 23, 2022

An Oregon State Police trooper found 12 pounds of suspected fentanyl pills during a traffic stop Wednesday evening, Nov. 16, on Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 227 south of Albany.

According to a news release, at 10:30 p.m., an OSP trooper pulled 22-year-old Jose Manuel Gonzalez Obeso over for failure to drive within his lane. Obeso was accompanied by 18-year-old Carla Joanna Castillo Arce. Both occupants were from Scottsdale, Ariz.

During the stop, the trooper observed signs of criminal activity and requested and received consent to search. Five large plastic bags of the suspecte...

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