January 28, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
Photograph link valid 30 days - Source: Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
An eastern Idaho man was arrested last Thursday when an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper stopped a vehicle on Highway 20 about fifteen miles east of Bend and discovered approximately 40 pounds of marijuana. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section HIDTA Interdiction Team (HIT) and Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) Task Force assisted in the ongoing investigation.
On January 24, 2013 at approximately 11:14 a.m., an OSP senior trooper stopped a rented 2013 Chevrolet Cruz displaying Utah license plates eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 18 for unspecified traffic violations. The vehicle’s driver was identified as JOHN C. SCOTT, age 29, from Ammon, Idaho.
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop with the assistance of an OSP drug detection canine led to the trooper’s discovery and seizure of approximately 40 pounds of marijuana concealed in the vehicle. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $100,000.
SCOTT was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail on charges of Unlawful Manufacture, Possession, and Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana.