Pair from Oregon arrested in Siskiyou County on suspicion of drug trafficking
Originally published 11-10-21 via Facebook
by CHP – Yreka:
“On November 8, 2021, at approximately 1108 hours, a California Highway Patrol (CHP) Yreka Area officer conducted an enforcement stop northbound Interstate 5 at Parks Creek on a 2011 Honda Odyssey for excessive speed.
Upon contact, the officer learned that the driver, Sixtos Ruiz, 24, from Hillsboro, OR, was unlicensed, as was the female passenger, Mariela Delgado, 30, also from Hillsbolo, OR.
The vehicle was impounded pursuant to section 22651(p) VC, due to neither occupant possessing a valid driver license. While inventorying the contents of the vehicle, the officer located several individual plastic bags of white crystal-like and white powdery substance, which the officer recognized to be methamphetamine, wedged between the rear seat and rear storage area of the Honda.
Also located in the vehicle were two bundles of suspected heroin and five plastic bags containing a large amount of blue tablets. Due to the large amount of recovered drugs, the North State Major Investigations Team (NSMIT) was requested to assist with the investigation and determined the seized drugs were approximately 23 pounds of methamphetamine, two kilograms of heroin, and approximately 5000 blue/white tablets, which is suspected to be a narcotic.
NSMIT assumed the investigation and took possession of the seized drugs. Ruiz and Delgado were placed under arrest and booked into the Siskiyou County Jail on drug trafficking charges.
The estimated street value of the drugs was in excess of $450,000.”