OSP: Valentines bears stuffed with heroin results in two arrests

OSP: Valentines bears stuffed with heroin results in two arrests
Photo courtesy of the Oregon State Police

NEAR ONTARIO, Ore. - Oregon State Police said they made two arrests and found a large amount of heroin in a car during a traffic stop Jan. 30 on I-84 near Ontario.

OSP said the heroin was hidden in Valentines Day gifts.

Troopers said they arrested two young women, Sonla Marquez-Lozano, 22 and Yedid Zamudio-Vazquez, 20, both of Phoenix, Arizona, after a traffic stop for an illegal lane change resulted in the discovery of the drugs.

The heroin was concealed in two "Valentine teddy bear baskets" found in the trunk of the 2005 Honda Accord, troopers said. The drugs have a street value of $200,000, troopers said in a press release.

Both suspects were charged with unlawful possession and distribution of a controlled substance (heroin) and taken to the Malhuer County Jail.

The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing to investigate.