March 6, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
An Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper’s traffic stop and marijuana seizure last Friday near Lakeview led OSP Drug Enforcement Section detectives to a Gold Hill-area location where 39 more pounds of marijuana was seized and a third person was cited.
On March 1, 2013 at approximately 10:20 a.m., an OSP trooper stopped a rented 2012 Chevrolet Sonic displaying Utah license plates eastbound on Highway 140E near milepost 13 for a lane use traffic violation. The vehicle’s two occupants were identified as driver SUSAN M. JACKSON, age 54, and passenger CHERYL K. JACKSON, age 53, both from Boise, Idaho.
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the trooper to discover over 5 pounds of marijuana concealed in the vehicle’s trunk. Both women were arrested for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana.
The OSP Drug Enforcement Section continued the investigation leading detectives to a Gold Hill area residence in the 100 block of Jacoby Street. A search conducted at the location yielded an additional 39 pounds of marijuana and other related evidence. The resident, TIMOTHY E. WYATT, age 61, was cited and released to appear at a later date in Jackson County Circuit Court for Unlawful Manufacture, Possession, and Distribution of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana.