MEDFORD, Oregon — Authorities in Southern Oregon say they have seized more than 6 pounds of methamphetamine from the travel bag of a California man riding a bus to Salem.
Local drug officers had been tipped by federal agencies and arrested 23-year-old Miguel Rebolledo-Aviles on a stop at Medford on July 13. He was traveling from Southern California.
Immigration officials first held him on suspicion he is in the country illegally, as authorities worked to confirm his identity. Then he was transferred to the county jail, where he was held without bail.
Sgt. Kevin Walruff told the paper that buses have become popular with drug couriers, but they adjust their tactics when police start making arrests.
Police said the street value of the meth was $300,000.