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Big rig crash yields more than $1 million in drugs

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PORTLAND — Federal prosecutors in Portland say it looked at first like an unremarkable rollover crash involving a tractor-trailer rig on U.S. Highway 97 in north-central Oregon. That all changed when tow truck company employees called Sherman County sheriff’s officers to say they’d found bundles of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine hidden in the pallets of bell peppers.

Sheriff’s officers tallied the haul at 190 pounds of meth, 11 pounds of heroin and 7.5 kilograms of cocaine.

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