SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Oregon State Police Troopers say a drug dog helped sniff out over a pound of meth.
State police say that just after 5:00 pm Friday, a Trooper stopped a Mercedes SUV as it pulled into a Motel 6 parking lot near Gateway Street and International Way.
The two occupants were identified as the driver, Robert Dewayne Lacey, 44, and his passenger, John L. Miranda, 45, both of Fresno, California.
Troopers say that with the help of a drug detection dog, an investigation found about a half ounce of meth in the vehicle.
State police say the investigation then led them to a room at the Motel 6 where they found and seized over a pound of crystal meth, cash, stolen identification and what they say is other evidence related to meth distribution.
Troopers say both men were arrested and lodged in the Lane County Jail. Lacey was charged with several crimes, including unlawful possession and distribution of meth, possessing fake ID and identity theft, among others. Miranda was charged with unlawful possession and distribution of meth.
State police say the Lane County Sheriff's Office advised both men are no longer in custody at the jail.
OSP is continuing the investigation.