Springfield police seize $450,000 worth of drugs, multiple guns

Police pulled over a driver suspected of being impaired on Saturday. They said the traffic stop led to the discovery of several assault rifles and $450,000 worth of drugs.

Posted: Nov 2, 2017 10:10 AM
Updated: Nov 2, 2017 10:12 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Springfield police officers said they made one of the biggest drug and weapon seizures they have encountered during a traffic stop.

Police said they pulled over a driver and a suspected of being impaired in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Harlow Road Saturday morning. They said Carlos Gabriel Morfin-Pedroza, 37, did not have his identification on him and invited the officer into his apartment while he grabbed his wallet.

Once inside, police said Morfin-Pedroza handed the officer a fake ID and started talking about the officer's taser. They said the suspect told the officer he had his own taser that he found in Medford, and led the officer back to the parking lot.

Morfin-Pedroza showed the officer his taser which had the serial number scratched off, according to police. They said they later discovered the taser was stolen from the Lane County Sheriff's Office.
Police said the officer noticed a crystalline substance sparkle on the carpet of the car and called in a K9 unit.

Officers said the K9 ended up finding meth, cocaine and heroin with a combined street value of $450,000. They also found more than $50,000 in cash, three SKS assault rifles, an AK-47 assault rifle, an AR-15 assault rifle, a stolen handgun, a ballistic vest, a loaded high-capacity magazine, tactical gear and other firearm accessories.

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