Men caught with meth, heroin worth $1.3 million get 7 years in prison, face deportation to Mexico

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Steve Mayes
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Thursday, May 14, 2015
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Two men caught with 30 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in March were sentenced to 7½ years in prison this week.

On March 30, Portland police began following a truck driven by Juan Hernandez-Sanchez and stopped the vehicle....near Clackamas Town Center.

Hernandez-Sanchez gave police permission to search the vehicle...

The dog, Nikko, indicated the presence of drugs in a large toolbox in the truck bed.

There, officers found 30 pounds of meth and a pound of heroin; they arrested Hernandez, a Northeast Portland resident, and Canela-Perez, a transient. Police estimated the value of the narcotics at $1.3 million.

Hernandez-Sanchez and Canela-Perez quickly reached a plea agreement...

Hernandez-Sanchez and Canela-Perez are not U.S. citizens and face deportation to Mexico after they complete their sentences.