Oregon police seize drugs from Vancouver mans car

first_imgNearly one week after a Vancouver man’s vehicle was seized by Oregon police after a traffic stop, he tried to retrieve it. And when he did, he was arrested.Julio Javier Espejo-Sierra, 24, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of cocaine in connection with a kilogram of the drug hidden in a secret compartment inside the vehicle, according to a news bulletin.Espejo-Sierra allegedly resisted arrest Tuesday at the Oregon State Police command center in Roseburg, Ore., where his Dodge Stratus was being held. The seized cocaine was valued at approximately $25,000, police said. The circumstances that led to Espejo-Sierra’s arrest began July 6 when he was pulled over near Roseburg for failing to signal a lane change.Investigation into the stop indicated drugs were likely on-hand, police said. Espejo-Sierra’s vehicle was seized and police obtained a search warrant that led to the discovery of the drugs.He was also arrested on suspicion of unlawful delivery of cocaine and resisting arrest. The website of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, which oversees the county’s jail, indicates U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a hold on Espejo-Sierra.last_img read more