Police release more details on drug bust

Two men caught with illegal drugs on Interstate 5 Thursday morning were formally charged with possession and delivery of methamphetamine and cocaine.

Sean O'Shea, 25, and Antoine Coleman, 40, both Oregon residents, were stopped for speeding at 7:50 a.m. near mile marker 11, according to Oregon State Police. While an officer interviewed O'Shea, Coleman attempted to flee the scene and swallow the bag of cocaine he was carrying, police said.

Officers prevented him from swallowing the drugs, potentially saving his life, and transported him to Ashland Community Hospital, police said. Coleman was later lodged in the Jackson County Jail and charged with possession, delivery and manufacturing meth and cocaine, as well as resisting arrest and attempted escape. He was being held on $145,000 bail Friday morning.

O'Shea was charged with possession and delivery of both meth and cocaine, and he was held on $30,000 bail. An ounce of cocaine and ounce of meth were recovered at the scene.

Oregon State Police find all types of drugs during routine traffic stops, "more often than you would like to think," said Lt. Brian Powers. "It's frequently during the week that we're seizing drugs off the street."

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