A John Day man has been charged with two felony drug charges following a traffic stop on Highway 395 north of Mt. Vernon and a search of his vehicle that turned up a large quantity of methamphetamine.
According to the Oregon State Police, Mathew Walker, 34, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and delivery of methamphetamine. He is being held in the Grant County Jail.
OSP stopped a silver Dodge Stratus for a traffic violation at about 2:40 p.m. April 16 and Walker, who was driving, initially consented to a search of his vehicle, according to OSP. During the search, marijuana, marijuana paraphernalia and a partially consumed bottle of tequila were found, after which Walker revoked consent and was arrested for a probation violation, OSP said.
The vehicle was seized and a drug canine from OSP was deployed. The dog alerted to the presence of a controlled substance, and the Grant County Interagency Narcotics Team served a search warrant on the vehicle, according to a press release by Grant County Undersheriff Zach Mobley,
“During the search of the vehicle, methamphetamine paraphernalia and about a quarter pound of methamphetamine was seized from the vehicle,” Mobley said.
The narcotics team estimated the street value of the seized methamphetamine at about $12,900.