Two people headed to a drug-treatment program in California were stopped in Wilsonville with methamphetamine, heroin and a neglected snake in their car, according to deputies.
Deputies responded to a report of suspicious people in a car at the Chevron station near 95th and Elligsen at 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The deputies learned the two people in the car, identified as Lacey Kiser, 22, of Marysville, WA, and Jacob Stoner, 19, of Arlington, WA, were heading to a rehab program in San Bernardino, CA.
A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of meth, heroin and a snake, according to investigators.
The deputies reported the snake appeared to be in distress and called an expert from International Reptile Rescue to respond to the scene.
The expert said the ball python was in distress, “severely neglected” and its life was in danger.
The owner of the snake, Stoner, was charged with animal neglect, as well as possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine.
Kiser was arrested on the charge of possession of a controlled substance-heroin.
They were both booked in the Clackamas County Jail.
The snake was placed in the care of International Reptile Rescue.