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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of Over 6 lbs of Marijuana, Arrest of Montana Man - Highway 97 north of La Pine

January 25, 2014

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

Photograph link valid at least 30 days - Source: Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

A Missoula, Montana man was arrested Friday afternoon during an Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop northbound on Highway 97 north of La Pine when a trooper discovered over 6 pounds of marijuana inside the man's car. OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On January 24, 2014 at approximately 5:07 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a 1999 Toyota Camry displaying Montana license plates for a lane change traffic violation northbound on Highway 97 near milepost 158. As the trooper approached the car, he saw the driver and lone occupant, ALI REZA TABIBNEJAD, age 32, from Missoula, Montana, was wearing a black beanie cap with the word "WEED" on it.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the trooper to discover and seize over 6 pounds of marijuana concealed in the vehicle. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $15,000.

TABIBNEJAD was arrested and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.


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