Cops in Hillsboro seize over 3 pounds of meth

Cops in Hillsboro seize over 3 pounds of meth

Cops in Hillsboro seize over 3 pounds of meth

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Posted on May 25, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 7:43 PM

HILLSBORO – Police seized three-and-a-half pounds of meth, along with cash and a gun after pulling over a man in Hillsboro Thursday morning.

Narcotics police pulled over 26-year-old Gerardo Barriga-Avalos (right) and found two pounds of meth in his car.

A subsequent search of a storage unit and home in Hillsboro turned up another pound-and-a-half of meth, $14,000 in cash and a Glock handgun, said Sgt. David Thompson with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Barriga-Avalos was arrested after he was pulled over, and another suspect, Manuel Avalos-Pina, 28, (left) was arrested at the residence, Thompson said.

Both men were taken to the Washington County Jail and charged with possession and distribution of a controlled substance.

They are held on $500,000 bail. Police estimate the drugs to be worth more than $30,000.

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