OSP: Drug dog sniffs out over a pound of meth

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. -- Oregon State Police say two men were arrested and over a pound of meth was found by a drug detection dog last Wednesday.

A trooper stopped a 2008 Chevrolet Impala for a traffic violation on Highway 97 just before 11:00 a.m., and identified the occupants as driver Antonio Pantoja-Sanchez, 31, of Pasco, Wash., and his passenger, Jorge Garcia-Mendoza, 26.

Authorities say an investigation using a drug detection dog led to the discovery of about 1.25 pounds of meth hidden in the car.

Both men were taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Klamath County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine.

Officials say the drugs are worth about $18,000.