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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of 2 Minnesota Residents, Seizure of 71 lbs of Marijuana in Klamath Falls
April 18, 2013

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

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An Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper's traffic stop earlier this month led to the arrest of two Minnesota residents in Klamath Falls after the trooper found approximately 71 pounds of marijuana concealed inside their vehicle. The ongoing investigation by the OSP Drug Enforcement Section has reached the point allowing release of information related to the arrests.
 
On April 6, 2013 at approximately 2:35 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado displaying Minnesota license plates for several traffic violations on Klamath Avenue just off Highway 97 near milepost 275 in Klamath Falls. The trooper identified the two occupants as driver DUSTIN JOHN CALGARO, age 27, and passenger HEATHER DIANE KERG, age 22, both from Biwabik, Minnesota.
 
Subsequent investigation related to the traffic stop led the trooper to discover approximately 71 pounds of marijuana and other evidence concealed inside the vehicle. The marijuana was found in several large duffel bags in the back of the vehicle and has an estimated value of $175,000.
 
CALGARO and KERG were taken into custody and lodged in the Klamath County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana, and Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana. According to Klamath County Sheriff's Office, both are no longer in custody pending future appearances in court.