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Police find half pound of meth, $21,000 cash after pulling over car

Officers arrested two men after finding $21,000 cash and a half pound of meth during a traffic stop early Thursday morning, Springfield Police said. (SBG file background; Lane County Jail mugshots)

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Officers found $21,000 cash and a half pound of meth during a traffic stop early Thursday morning, Springfield Police said.

The case started as a traffic stop for failing to signal on Jasper Road at 12:41 a.m., police said.

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One of the officers "observed paraphernalia used to consume controlled substances inside the vehicle in plain view," according to police. "Both subjects were questioned regarding the observation, each of whom denied any knowledge of the article."

A search of the car turned up $21,000 cash, a half pound of meth, a scale and baggies, police said.

Officers arrested both men in the car.

Paul Allen Blain, 51, faces charges of Unlawful Possession Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, Unlawful Delivery Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine and Possession of Burglary Tools.

Wesley Jackson Rofinot, 33, faces charges of Unlawful Possession Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine and Unlawful Delivery Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine.

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