7 lbs of meth, nearly $200K cash seized during arrest

Josue Valdovinos-Moreno being held on $50,000 bail

Authorities seized 7 lbs of meth, nearly $200,000 in cash and a handgun while executing a search warrant. (WCSO)
Authorities seized 7 lbs of meth, nearly $200,000 in cash and a handgun while executing a search warrant. (WCSO)

WASHINGTON CO., Ore. (KOIN) — Authorities seized a gun, nearly $200,000 in cash and 7 pounds of methamphetamine while executing a search warrant Monday.

Josue Valdovinos-Moreno, 24, was arrested during a drug bust in Washington County. (WCSO)
Josue Valdovinos-Moreno, 24, was arrested during a drug bust in Washington County. (WCSO)

It happened at the Quatama Village Apartment Complex where 24-year-old Josue Valdovinos-Moreno was found, Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.

Numerous agencies including the Oregon High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program assisted in the warrant execution and arrest of Valdovino-Moreno.

A narcotic-detecting K9 found 7 pounds of methamphetamine at the apartment. The street value of the drug was determined to be over $50,000, deputies said.

Authorities also seized a semi-automatic handgun and $194,500 in cash.

Valdovino-Moreno was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. He is currently being held on $50,000 bail.