Nearly $1 million in cocaine seized in I5 traffic stop

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ASHLAND, Ore. — 55 pounds of cocaine was found in a car that was pulled over on Interstate 5 Tuesday morning.

57-year-old Israel Mendez-Gonzalez of California was arrested on cocaine-related charges, while the other two passengers were not arrested.

According to Oregon State Police, the drugs value is $875,000 and was contained in 25 individual packages.