46,000 Ecstasy Pills Found After I-5 Traffic Stop
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A drug-searching dog discovered 46,000 Ecstasy pills hidden in the bed of a pickup truckthat was stopped on Interstate 5, police said.
A Portland police officer conducted a traffic stop on the truck as it was heading north on I-5 near the Terwilliger Boulevard offramp. Officers called in the drug-sniffing dog, which found the pills in a large truck box in the vehicle's bed, detectives said.
Investigators from the police bureau's drugs and vice division launched an investigation. They believe the pills seized have a street value of up to $700,000. They also said it's the largest such seizure in the police bureau's history.
Two men believed to be from Washington were taken into custody by police. They were being interviewed Thursday morning and their names have not been released.
KPTV.com will update this story as more information becomes available.
POSTED: 8:30 am PST November 19, 2009