Federal Charges Filed Against Washington State Man Caught Trafficking Fentanyl Powder and Methamphetamine in Oregon
More Than 11 Pounds of Fentanyl Powder, 1,000 Fentanyl Pills, and Four Pounds of Meth
PORTLAND, Ore.—A Bothell, Washington man is facing federal drug charges after he was caught transporting large quantities of fentanyl powder and methamphetamine on Interstate 5 in Marion County, Oregon.
Edilio Abimael Giron-Rodas, 34, has been charged by criminal complaint with possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine.
According to court documents, at approximately 9:45am on April 27, 2023, an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling north on Interstate 5 in Marion County. After Giron-Rodas, the driver, consented to a search of the vehicle, the trooper found large quantities of suspected powdered fentanyl, counterfeit oxycodone pills, and methamphetamine in several shopping bags on the backseat of the vehicle. Field tests later confirmed the bags contained approximately 11½ pounds of powdered fentanyl, 1,000 counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl, four pounds of methamphetamine, and a small quantity of cocaine.
Giron-Rodas made his first appearance in federal court today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman. He was ordered detained pending further court proceedings.
This case was investigated by OSP and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. It is being prosecuted by Scott M. Kerin, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.
A criminal complaint is only an accusation of a crime, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.