Pasco man faces meth charges in southern Oregon

BY THE TRI-CITY HERALDJanuary 22, 2013 

Oregon State Police found methamphetamine worth an estimated $18,000 hidden in a car driven by a Pasco man, according to police reports.

The meth was seized after a traffic stop Wednesday morning, but police did not release information until Monday after investigating the incident.

Antonio Pantoja-Sanchez, 31, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Impala with California plates north when he was stopped on the south end of Highway 97 on the south end of Klamath Falls, according to police.

A police dog trained to detect drugs found 1.25 pounds of meth in the car, according to police.

Pantoja-Sanchez and a passenger in the car, Jorge Garcia-Mendoza, 26, were arrested on suspicion of delivery of meth. Garcia-Mendoza's hometown is unknown.

Both remained at the Klamath County jail Monday.

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