COBURG — Oregon State Police troopers on Tuesday arrested two California residents after finding drugs, guns, a set of body armor and nearly $10,000 in their car.
Juan Francisco Jimenez Jr. and Alenia Rosario Nunez were lodged in the Lane County Jail on several felony charges.
Police said a trooper patrolling Interstate 5 about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday stopped a Chevrolet Tahoe just north of Coburg for speeding.
The trooper checked to see if the occupants — Jimenez and Nunez — were wanted, and learned that Jimenez was being sought by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.
Police said the trooper searched the vehicle and found about 14 grams of cocaine, 8 grams of methamphetamine, two loaded handguns — one of which had been reported as stolen, a set of body armor and about $9,500 in cash.
Jimenez and Nunez face charges of drug possession and money laundering. Jimenez, 34, is also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and a felon in possession of body armor. Nunez, 26, faces an additional charge of carrying a concealed weapon.
Both people live in the Los Angeles area, police said.