BEND, OR -- Bend Police seized nearly 60 grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop near SE Fourth and Railroad, Thursday night. An officer was pulling over a black BMW at about 9:20 p.m. when a bag was reportedly thrown from the car. The driver was detained and police later found a switchblade on him; a Samsung Galaxy phone traced back to a Washington County theft case was also discovered in the car.
Officers located the bag tossed during the stop, and say it contained a large amount of a crystaline substance that field tested as meth. In total, investigators seized 59.5 grams of meth and $801 in cash. They arrested 32-year-old Christopher Hughes, of Bend, for being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon, theft by receiving, unlawful possession of meth possession and meth delivery.