March 26, 2014
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
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An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop Wednesday afternoon along Interstate 84 near North Powder led to the arrest of a Portland resident after the trooper found approximately 3 lbs of marijuana inside the rented car. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.
On March 26, 2014 at approximately 12:30 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a rented 2013 Ford Fusion displaying Arizona license plates eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 282 for a speed violation. The driver was identified as JESUS MACIAS, age 35, from Portland.
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the trooper to find approximately 3 lbs of marijuana inside a suitcase on the rear seat. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $7500.
MACIAS was taken into custody and lodged in the Union County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Distribution and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.
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