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Traffic Stop Leads to Federal Charges: 86 Pounds of Powdered Fentanyl and Meth Seized

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ByDavid Brown

Jul 4, 2023
Traffic stop leads to 86-pound federal seizure
David Brown

Following his capture on Interstate 5 in Salem, Oregon, with several pounds of powdered fentanyl, methamphetamine, and other illicit narcotics, a suspected drug dealer is now facing federal charges.

Who carried out the transportation?

By criminal dispute, the 22-year-old Miguel Cruz-Barrales, whose address is unknown, is accused of having methamphetamine and fentanyl with the purpose to distribute it.

Court records show that on April 23rd, 2023, an Oregon Show Police (OSP) trooper on Interstate 5 south of Salem initiated a traffic check on a car being driven by Barrales. The canine of the trooper detected two duffel bags in the car’s trunk that were filled with multiple parcels believed to contain powdered fentanyl, methamphetamine, and other illicit substances. The eventual discovery of the shipments’ contents revealed that they included powdered fentanyl, methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine.

Consequences of the crime

Cruz-Barrales appeared in front of US Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman for the first time on April 24th, 2023, in a federal courtroom. Until further court action, he was ordered to be held.

The DEA and OSP are both looking into this matter concurrently. The US Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon is pursuing charges in this case.

The accused is deemed innocent unless and unless proven guilty through a criminal complaint, which contains charges of crimes.

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