March 4, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop last Wednesday morning along Highway 20 east of Bend led to the arrest of a Utah man after the trooper discovered approximately 16 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section's continuing investigation has reached a point allowing release of this information.
On February 27, 2013 at approximately 9:25 a.m., an OSP senior trooper stopped a 2006 Toyota Corolla displaying Utah license plates for equipment and lane use violations eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 9. The driver was identified as JARRED RON BOWERS, age 36, from Kearns, Utah.
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led to the discovery of approximately 16 pounds of marijuana concealed in the car's trunk. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $35,000. BOWERS was cited and released to appear in Deschutes County Circuit Court for Unlawful Manufacture, Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.