EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon State Police got a lot of attention for a Facebook post Thursday about K-9 Nero taking 124 pounds of methamphetamine off the streets.
The bust in question took place November 21 on Interstate 5 near Eugene when a state trooper pulled over a Acura for speeding.
"During contact with the driver and while taking enforcement action, several factors led me to be suspicious of criminal activity. I requested consent to search the vehicle, which both the driver and the registered owner (passenger) denied," the trooper wrote in his report.
"I applied OSP K9 "Nero" to conduct an exterior sniff of the vehicle. K9 Nero alerted to the odor of narcotics from the vehicle," the trooper wrote. "I conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and located a large quantity of methamphetamine concealed in several bags in the trunk. Both occupants of the vehicle were arrested and lodged at the Lane County Jail. Total packaged weight of the methamphetamine seized was later found to be approximately 124 pounds."
The bust landed the driver - Gerardo Antonio Ceballos, 19, of Salem - and passenger - Carol Jean Gilbertson, 57, of Salem - in the Lane County Jail.