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50 pounds of meth seized at I-5 traffic stop in Lewis County

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The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs 2017 Crime in Washington Annual Report details crimes against persons, property and society statistics from agencies that serve about 92% of the state.
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The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs 2017 Crime in Washington Annual Report details crimes against persons, property and society statistics from agencies that serve about 92% of the state.

Police say a traffic stop on Interstate 5 in Lewis County led to the seizure of 50 pounds of methamphetamine Wednesday.

Authorities stopped a truck with Oregon license plates near Napavine as part of a narcotics investigation, according to a news release from Lewis County’s Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team.

They searched the truck with a K-9 and found 1 pound of methamphetamine under the driver’s seat and 44 bundles of methamphetamine in the box of the truck.

The driver, a 25-year-old man from Portland, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail, accused of drug trafficking charges.

This is the third major drug bust in Lewis County in two weeks.

Three men were arrested last week in Chehalis after authorities found more than 25 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin during a vehicle search.

Late last month, authorities seized 126 pounds of methamphetamine and other drugs from a tractor-trailer on I-5.

Drug testing companies, including Quest Diagnostics, use urine tests that seek evidence of past marijuana use — carboxy THC.

Abby Spegman: 360-704-6869, @AbbySpegman
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