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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Caldwell, Idaho Man, Seizure of 4 lbs of Marijuana - Interstate 84 near Baker City

April 18, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

An Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper arrested a Caldwell, Idaho man Wednesday night after stopping the vehicle he was driving along Interstate 84 near Baker City and discovering approximately 4 pounds of marijuana concealed in the vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

According to Sergeant Ty Duby, on April 17, 2013 at approximately 8:32 p.m., an OSP senior trooper stopped a 2001 Hyundai Sonata driven by SHAWN B. MERRELL, age 32, from Caldwell, Idaho for speed and equipment violations eastbound on Interstate 84 near Baker City. Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led to the discovery of approximately 4 pounds of marijuana, hash and hash oil in the car's trunk. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $10,000.

MERRELL was taken into custody and lodged in the Baker County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.

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