Almost 30 pounds of heroin seized on I-5 near Ashland

Heroin

 

ASHLAND, Ore. — Two men were arrested last Friday morning after a traffic stop by Oregon State Police on I- 5 south of Ashland when a trooper found almost 30 pounds of heroin hidden in the trunk.

The OSP trooper stopped a Ford van with California license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 11 for a speeding. 26 year old Jose Raul Esparza, from Calexico, California,

and passenger 21 year old Armando Agustin Villasenor Jr, from El Centro, California were arrested and charged with several counts.

Estimated value of the seized heroin is in excess of $600,000.