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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Charge for Utah Man After Trooper Seizes 6 lbs of Marijuana - Highway 140 west of Lakeview
February 8, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us


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A Utah man was cited Wednesday morning after an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper discovered he was in possession of approximately 6 pounds of marijuana in his pickup when stopped for a traffic violation along Highway 140 about twelve miles west of Lakeview.
 
On February 6, 2013 at approximately 10:48 a.m., an OSP trooper stopped a 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup displaying Utah license plates for a speed violation eastbound on Highway 140 near milepost 83. The pickup's driver was identified as AUSTEN L. TEMPLE, age 29, from Sandy, Utah.
 
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the trooper to discover a total of approximately 6 pounds of marijuana in two separate locations in the pickup. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $15,000.
 
TEMPLE was detained and later cited and released to appear at a later date in Lake County Circuit Court of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.