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Oregon State Police Senior Trooper and K-9 Partner Assist in Seizure of Over 83 Pounds of Suspected Cocaine

LINN COUNTY – On November 3, 2022, at approximately 1:01 P.M., an Oregon State Police Senior Trooper from the Salem Area Command stopped a vehicle for following too close, unlawful window tint, and a speed violation on Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 228. 

During the traffic stop, the Trooper noticed signs of criminal activity and requested consent to search, which was denied by the occupants of the vehicle.  The Trooper deployed his drug detection K9 and after a positive alert to the odor of controlled substances, the Trooper searched the vehicle. The search of the vehicle revealed approximately 83 pounds of suspected cocaine and a firearm concealed in the vehicle. 

The driver was identified as Adolfo Martinez (28) and the passenger was identified as Carlos Martinez (23) both from Renton, Washington.  Both subjects were taken into custody and lodged in jail pending federal charges. 

OSP Troopers were assisted during the investigation by Detectives from the OSP-Criminal Investigations Division-Drug Enforcement Section (Domestic Highway Enforcement Initiative), Special Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration – Salem Resident Office, and the United States Attorney’s Office – District of Oregon – Portland Office. 

The Oregon State Police-Domestic Highway Enforcement Initiative is supported by the Oregon-Idaho High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).

The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA program is an Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) sponsored counterdrug grant program that coordinates with and provides funding resources to multi-agency drug enforcement initiatives, including the OSP-DHE Initiative.

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