46,000 Ecstasy Pills Found After I-5 Traffic Stop

By Terrapinzflyer · Nov 19, 2009 · ·
  1. Terrapinzflyer
    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


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  1. east_of_eden
    swim HATES hearing about this sort of thing. what a waste of good drugs.

    swim wonders why they called out the dogs to search the truck, the story doesn't say, but there must have been a reason to suspect there was a large stash of something. they don't normally have dogs with them so it's kind of strange.

    it almost sounds more like someone called it in and reported him.
  2. Terrapinzflyer
    ^^ turtles aardvark would bet his life the pills contained little to no MDMA and were piperazines/methamphetamine out of BC.

    As to the dogs- I-5 is a major drug corridor- marijuana and "ecstasy" pills coming south from BC and methamphetamine and heroin going north from Mexico, and huge amounts of cash going both ways. Its become a bit of a gauntlet, and dogs have become rather a routine part of traffic stops.
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