Enforcement stop in Siskiyou County leads to discovery of narcotics, two arrested
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A recent enforcement stop in Siskiyou County reportedly led to two arrests and the confiscation of about ten pounds of meth and nearly two pounds of fentanyl pills.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, on the morning of February 9, a Siskiyou County Domestic Highway Enforcement agent pulled over an SUV for alleged traffic violations along I-5 south of Anderson Grade. The agent soon developed probably cause to suspect that the two occupants were engaged in criminal activity and conducted a search of the vehicle, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The search reportedly turned up eleven packages of suspected methamphetamine, weighing a total of around ten pounds, and about 1.75 pounds of M30 fentanyl pills — all concealed within the vehicle’s cargo area. The total estimated street value of the methamphetamine is approximately $17,000, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The driver, identified as 33-year-old Noel Suniga Rosas, tried to run away but was apprehended after a short foot pursuit. The second occupant, a woman identified as 33-year-old Maria Luisa Lorenzo-Pineda, remained at the scene and was ultimately arrested as well, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Both were later booked at the Siskiyou County Jail on several charges including felony possession of methamphetamine for sale, felony transportation of a controlled substance, and felony conspiracy.