Police find 5 pounds of heroin at traffic stop

Police find 5 pounds of heroin at traffic stop

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. -- Myrtle Creek Police arrested a California man Tuesday afternoon, after they say they found just over 5 pounds of heroin in the man's vehicle.

Authorities say that at about 2:00 p.m., and officer stopped a 2007 Nissan Maxima at milepost 111 northbound on Interstate 5.

An investigation during the stop led the police discovering the drugs hidden in the vehicle.

Officers arrested Luis Alfredo Barajas, 26, of San Jacinto, California.

Barajas was charged with unlawful distribution and possession of heroin and lodged in the Douglas County Jail.

Police say the heroin was estimated to be worth about $150,000.